Lifespan of the Mammalian Ancestor Extrapolated

Created on Sept. 9, 2012, 11:01 p.m. by Hevok & updated by Hevok on May 2, 2013, 4:59 p.m.

Extrapolations from genome evolution patterns of modern genomes suggest that mammals in Cretaceous period were relatively large and long-lived (maximum lifespan approximately above 25 years) [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22949523].

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Tags: longevity, evolution, news
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