Introduction

Lifespans and pathologies present at death in laboratory animals

Norman S. Wolf, Steven Austad

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Abstract

This initial chapter introduces those that follow with a summary of the life spans and end of life pathologies of the several species that are included in later chapters. It is not presented as a complete coverage, but rather as background for what follows, as gathered from the literature and personal information. Included here is that information on yeast as Saccharomyces cervisiae, round worms as Caenorhabditis. elegans, the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, mice, rats, dogs, primates, and some bats and birds. The following chapters will compare findings in their specific area of coverage for those species for which such data is available. This brief introduction provides generally accepted species wild type life spans and the end of life pathologies, along with some special attributes that lend a species to a comparative biology approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Comparative Biology of Aging
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages1-26
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9789048134649
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Laboratory Animals
laboratory animals
Caenorhabditis
Pathology
death
Saccharomyces
fruit flies
Drosophila melanogaster
Chiroptera
Primates
yeasts
Biological Sciences
dogs
birds
rats
mice
Diptera
Birds
Fruit
Yeasts

Keywords

  • Aging
  • Amphibians
  • Cause of death
  • Dogs
  • End of life conditions
  • Fish
  • Humans
  • Lifespan
  • Mice
  • Rates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Wolf, N. S., & Austad, S. (2010). Introduction: Lifespans and pathologies present at death in laboratory animals. In The Comparative Biology of Aging (pp. 1-26). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3465-6-1

Introduction : Lifespans and pathologies present at death in laboratory animals. / Wolf, Norman S.; Austad, Steven.

The Comparative Biology of Aging. Springer Netherlands, 2010. p. 1-26.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Wolf, NS & Austad, S 2010, Introduction: Lifespans and pathologies present at death in laboratory animals. in The Comparative Biology of Aging. Springer Netherlands, pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3465-6-1
Wolf NS, Austad S. Introduction: Lifespans and pathologies present at death in laboratory animals. In The Comparative Biology of Aging. Springer Netherlands. 2010. p. 1-26 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3465-6-1
Wolf, Norman S. ; Austad, Steven. / Introduction : Lifespans and pathologies present at death in laboratory animals. The Comparative Biology of Aging. Springer Netherlands, 2010. pp. 1-26
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