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Comment: Re:Wrong wrong wrong (Score 1) 158

by Strandman (#42678603) Attached to: The Mathematics of the Lifespan of Species
I recommend reading the book Oxygen: The molecule that made the world for a thorough understanding of ageing.

Among other things it explains the heartbeats of birds vs "finite number of heartbeats". We all have mechanisms for DNA damage repair. In humans, if I remember correctly, there are 3 such mechanisms, but in birds there are 4. This explains why birds live longer, even though they have more heartbeats pr. minute (i.e. oxygen consumption and DNA damage).

Byte your tongue.

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