Browsing San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Research by Author "Walker, William"
Comparative biology of mammalian telomeres: hypotheses on ancestral states and the roles of telomeres in longevity determination: The comparative biology of mammalian telomeresGomes, Nuno M. V.; Ryder, Oliver A.; Houck, Marlys L.; Charter, Suellen J.; Walker, William; Forsyth, Nicholas R.; Austad, Steven N.; Venditti, Chris; Pagel, Mark; Shay, Jerry W.; et al. (2011)...We examined telomeres/telomerase in cultured cells from >?60 mammalian species to place different uses of telomeres in a broad mammalian context. Phylogeny?based statistical analysis reconstructed ancestral states. Our analysis suggested that the ancestral mammalian phenotype included short telomeres (