Can Lobsters Really Not Die of Old Age?

Can Lobsters Really Not Die of Old Age?

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You’ll often hear it claimed that lobsters are biologically immortal. So is it true? Not really, though this is partially an argument in semantics as you’ll soon see. (And while we’re on the topic of lobster myths, no: Lobsters do not mate for life. In fact, the male lobster pretty much gets it on with every female lobster that comes a knockin’. And they do almost literally line up and knock on the male’s door.)

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Sources:

http://biomedgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/62/2/149.long
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1691385/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3600044

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/chromosomes/telomeres/

Lobster Facts


http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/lobster/
http://time.com/3184569/11-lobster-facts-that-will-leave-you-shell-shocked/
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/0616/How-large-can-lobsters-grow-Big!-But-no-one-knows-how-big
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/4213315/George-the-140-year-old-lobster-to-be-released-by-New-York-restaurant.html
http://theweek.com/articles/460049/could-lobsters-help-live-forever
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2418252/Do-lobsters-hold-key-eternal-life-Forget-gastronomic-indulgence-crustacean-defy-ageing-process.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dont-listen-to-the-buzz-lobsters-arent-actually-immortal-88450872/?no-ist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_immortality#Attempts_to_engineer_biological_immortality_in_humans
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobster#Longevity
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/10294152/Lobsters-may-hold-the-key-to-eternal-life.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=11382976
http://memory.ucsf.edu/ftd/overview/biology/genetics/multiple
http://neurodojo.blogspot.com/2013/05/all-lobsters-are-mortal.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telomere
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senescence
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_immortality
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayflick_limit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leach’s_storm_petrel
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/722306_1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNA

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