Disposable soma

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The disposable soma theory, proposed by Thomas Kirkwood in 1977Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name cannot be a simple integer. Use a descriptive title, 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.



Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name cannot be a simple integer. Use a descriptive title Kirkwood TB. Evolution of ageing. Nature. 1977 Nov 24;270(563 5):301-4.

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