Ageing: it’s a dog’s life

Selman, C. , Nussey, D.H. and Monaghan, P. (2013) Ageing: it’s a dog’s life. Current Biology, 23(10), R451-R453. (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.04.005)

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Abstract

The relationship between size and lifespan is complex. Larger species normally outlive smaller species, but within species smaller individuals generally outlive larger individuals. Research comparing size and mortality in dogs suggests that big dogs die young because they age faster.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Monaghan, Professor Pat and Selman, Professor Colin
Authors: Selman, C., Nussey, D.H., and Monaghan, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Current Biology
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0960-9822

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