Data from: Rapid growth accelerates telomere attrition in a transgenic fish

Angela Pauliny, Robert H. Devlin, Jörgen I. Johnsson & Donald Blomqvist
Background: Individuals rarely grow as fast as their physiologies permit despite the fitness advantages of being large. One reason may be that rapid growth is costly, resulting for example in somatic damage. The chromosomal ends, the telomeres, are particularly vulnerable to such damage, and telomere attrition thus influences the rate of ageing. Here, we used a transgenic salmon model with an artificially increased growth rate to test the hypothesis that rapid growth is traded off...
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