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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 28 September 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 39, p. nf77
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.39.nf77]


Battle of the Sexes

Male bean weevils shape female aging

R. John Davenport

Abstract: A henpecked husband might gripe that his wife's nagging is taking years off his life. But in bean weevils at least, one sex can stretch rather than shorten the other's life span, according to new work. In the beetles, selecting males to delay breeding extends the longevity of females with whom they mate. The study provides new insight into the evolutionary forces that alter aging rates.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Battle of the Sexes. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (39), nf77 (2005).

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