Disposable soma

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The disposable soma theory, proposed by [[Thomas Kirkwood|Thomas Kirkwood]] in 1977<ref>Kirkwood TB. Evolution of ageing. Nature. 1977 Nov 24;270(563 5):301-4.</ref>, is one of several theories about ageing. It offers an evolutionary view of the process proposing that age-associated accumulation of cellular&nbsp;damage in individuals is due to an evolutionary tendency to use more energy in reproduction processes instead of repairing and conserving the [[Somatic cells|somatic cells]].  
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The disposable soma theory, proposed by [[Thomas Kirkwood|Thomas Kirkwood]] in 1977<ref>Kirkwood TB. Evolution of ageing. Nature. 1977 Nov 24;270(563 5):301-4.</ref>., is one of several theories about ageing. It offers an evolutionary view of the process proposing that age-associated accumulation of cellular damage in individuals is due to an evolutionary tendency to use more energy in reproduction processes instead of repairing and conserving the [[Somatic cells|somatic cells]].  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:49, 4 December 2018

The disposable soma theory, proposed by Thomas Kirkwood in 1977[1]., is one of several theories about ageing. It offers an evolutionary view of the process proposing that age-associated accumulation of cellular damage in individuals is due to an evolutionary tendency to use more energy in reproduction processes instead of repairing and conserving the somatic cells.

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  1. Kirkwood TB. Evolution of ageing. Nature. 1977 Nov 24;270(563 5):301-4.
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