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Unformatted text preview: 3/15/2012 1 What is Aging? • The time-independent series of cumulative, progressive, intrinsic and deleterious functional and structural changes that usually begin to manifest at maturity and end at death • We will break down this definition to make sense of it What is Aging? • The time-independent series of cumulative , progressive , intrinsic and deleterious functional and structural changes that usually begin to manifest at maturity and end at death Behavioral changes that fit the criteria? • Cumulative • Progressive • Intrinsic • Deleterious • Wing beat frequency decreases because flight muscles degrade 3/15/2012 2 Behavioral changes that fit the criteria • Cumulative • Progressive • Intrinsic • Deleterious • Oviposition behavior stops because a female has laid all her eggs Behavioral changes that fit the criteria • Cumulative • Progressive • Intrinsic • Deleterious • Feeding stops because insect is infected with a virus What is Aging?...
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