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Oxidative stress and senescence in social insects: a significant but inconsistent link?

Kramer, Boris H. ; Nehring, Volker ; Buttstedt, Anja ; Heinze, Jürgen ; Korb, Judith ; Libbrecht, Romain ; Meusemann, Karen ; Paxton, Robert J. ; Séguret, Alice ; Schaub, Florentine ; Bernadou, Abel


The life-prolonging effects of antioxidants have long entered popular culture, but the scientific community still debates whether free radicals and the resulting oxidative stress negatively affect longevity. Social insects are intriguing models for analysing the relationship between oxidative stress and senescence because life histories differ vastly between long-lived reproductives and the ...


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