Aging, Sex, and DNA Repair

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Aging, Sex, and DNA Repair


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Why organisms age and why sexual reproduction exists are major unsolved problems in biology. This book provides an integrated explanation of aging and sex based on current knowledge of DNA damage and repair.

Key Features
* Discusses the universality of the problem of DNA damage
* Describes aging as a consequence of accumulated DNA damage
* Considers meiosis as an adaptation for DNA repair
* Discusses mating in eukaryotes as an adaptation for masking mutation

Subject: Biological Sciences & Nutrition -> Biology -> Genetics

Aging, Sex, and DNA Repair
Publisher: Elsevier S & T 04/1991
Imprint: Academic Press
Language: English
Length: 371 pages

ISBN 10: 0120928604
ISBN 13: 9780120928606
Print ISBN: 9780120928606

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