Extended ageing in Microchiroptera
bafa1 at central.susx.ac.uk
Mon Oct 31 06:03:24 EST 1994
: A recent report in a local journal (Tideman, CR "Meat Markets and Chastity
: Belts" Australian Natural History 1994 p 66-67) suggests that
: Microchiropteran bats, with body masses equivalent to mice, can
: nevertheless live more than 30 years.
: (1) Does anyone in this group know of active research on ageing in bats;
: (2) Any ideas as to the possible mechanism(s)?
: Yours, virtually:-
: Jim "Spermatology rules o~ o~ o~ o~" Cummins
: Associate Professor in Veterinary Anatomy
: Murdoch University,
: Murdoch Western Australia 6150
: Tel +61-9-360 2668
: Fax +61-9-310 4144
: E mail cummins at possum.murdoch.edu.au
Is there any reason to suppose that there is a correlation between body
size and longevity?
Sydney SHALL, Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology Building,
University of Sussex, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QG, ENGLAND.
Tel:+44.273.67.83.03 FAX:+44.2126.96.36.199; E-Mail:Janet:S.Shall at uk.ac.sussex
Elsewhere:S.Shall at sussex.ac.uk EARN/BITNET:S.Shall%sussex at ukacrl
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