Disposable soma

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The disposable soma theory, proposed by Thomas Kirkwood in 1977 <ref>Kirkwood TB. Evolution of ageing. Nature. 1977 Nov 24;270(5635):301-4.</ref>, is one of several theories about ageing. It offers a 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.
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The disposable soma theory, proposed by Thomas Kirkwood in 1977 <ref name="Kirkwood TB. Evolution of ageing. Nature. 1977 Nov 24;270(5635):301-4.">Kirkwood TB. Evolution of ageing. Nature. 1977 Nov 24;270(5635):301-4.</ref>, is one of several theories about ageing. It offers a 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.

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The disposable soma theory, proposed by Thomas Kirkwood in 1977 [1], is one of several theories about ageing. It offers a 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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