Why organisms age and why sexual reproduction exists are major unsolved problems in biology. This book provides an integrated explanation of aging and sex based on current knowledge of DNA damage and repair.
* Discusses the universality of the problem of DNA damage
* Describes aging as a consequence of accumulated DNA damage
* Considers meiosis as an adaptation for DNA repair
* Discusses mating in eukaryotes as an adaptation for masking mutation
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The author presents the evidence in a well-organized format that explains the complex phenomenon in a straight-forward, understandable manner. There are numerous tables that are quite helpful in summarizing the large amount of information presented, and there is a detailed reference list at the end of each chapter.
--ENVIRONMENTAL AND MOLECULAR MUTAGENESIS
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Book Description Academic Press, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0120928604