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Lifespan divergence between social insect castes: Challenges and opportunities for evolutionary theories of aging

Kramer, B. H., van Doorn, G. S., Weissing, F. J. & Pen, I., Aug-2016, In : Current opinion in insect science. 16, p. 76-80 5 p.

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Kramer, B. H., van Doorn, G. S., Weissing, F. J., & Pen, I. (2016). Lifespan divergence between social insect castes: Challenges and opportunities for evolutionary theories of aging. Current opinion in insect science, 16, 76-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2016.05.012

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Kramer, Boris H ; van Doorn, G Sander ; Weissing, Franz J ; Pen, Ido. / Lifespan divergence between social insect castes : Challenges and opportunities for evolutionary theories of aging. In: Current opinion in insect science. 2016 ; Vol. 16. pp. 76-80.

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Kramer, BH, van Doorn, GS, Weissing, FJ & Pen, I 2016, 'Lifespan divergence between social insect castes: Challenges and opportunities for evolutionary theories of aging' Current opinion in insect science, vol. 16, pp. 76-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2016.05.012

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Lifespan divergence between social insect castes : Challenges and opportunities for evolutionary theories of aging. / Kramer, Boris H; van Doorn, G Sander; Weissing, Franz J; Pen, Ido.

In: Current opinion in insect science, Vol. 16, 08.2016, p. 76-80.

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Kramer BH, van Doorn GS, Weissing FJ, Pen I. Lifespan divergence between social insect castes: Challenges and opportunities for evolutionary theories of aging. Current opinion in insect science. 2016 Aug;16:76-80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2016.05.012


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