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Intergenerational transfer of ageing: effects of maternal age at breeding on offspring performance

Project description

Effect of maternal breeding age on offspring longevity

It is known that in many animals, advanced maternal age is associated with reduced offspring longevity. How and when this occurs is poorly understood and the magnitude of such effects might depend on environmental circumstances. The EU-funded InterAge project examines potential mechanisms that may be involved, with a focus on maternal age effects on mitochondrial function and telomere loss. Physiological process, frailty and ageing rates under different early life conditions will be examined. The work will be done using egg laying birds in which it is easier to examine effects across the life course. Results have important implications for our understanding of reproductive and ageing biology.

Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 955,00
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 499 955,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 955,00
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow

See on map

Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 499 955,00