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Research Article

Density Dependence Triggers Runaway Selection of Reduced Senescence

  • Robert M Seymour,

    Affiliations: Department of Mathematics, University College London, London, United Kingdom, Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology (CoMPLEX), University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • C. Patrick Doncaster mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: cpd@soton.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Published: December 28, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030256

About the Authors

Robert M Seymour
Department of Mathematics, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Robert M Seymour
Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology (CoMPLEX), University College London, London, United Kingdom
C. Patrick Doncaster
School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: cpd@soton.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RMS conceived and designed the model. CPD conceived and designed the simulations. RMS and CPD wrote the paper.