Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 2 February 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 5, p. nf9
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.5.nf9]


Ageless No More

Once thought immortal, gut bacteria suffer aging's toll

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: They don't develop wrinkles in their cell walls or sprout gray flagella, but intestinal bacteria do grow old, new research suggests. The work shows that senior bacteria grow and reproduce more slowly than do their youthful counterparts, a result that defies long-held beliefs about which organisms decay over time.

Citation: M. Leslie, Ageless No More. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (5), nf9 (2005).

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