It has been conclusively demonstrated in certain mammals, fishes, arthropods, nematodes and mollusks that the female sex has a greater longevity than the male. (Geiser, '21, '23; et al.) Longevity within the species appears to be inherited in the manner of "blending inheritance," i.e., its mode of inheritance is probably through a series of multiple gametic factors. (Beeton & Pearson, '00, '01; Pearl, Parker & Gonzalez, '23; Gonzalez, '23.)
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Geiser, S. W.
"The Differential Death-Rate of the Sexes among Animals, with a Suggested Explanation,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 31(1), 404-405.
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