Research Topics

Alexei A Maklakov


Affiliation: University of New South Wales
Country: Australia


  1. Maklakov A, Fricke C, Arnqvist G. Sexual selection affects lifespan and aging in the seed beetle. Aging Cell. 2007;6:739-44 pubmed
    ..We discuss these findings in light of other data from this model system and suggest that system-specific idiosyncrasies may often modulate the general effects of male-female coevolution on the evolution of aging. ..
  2. Maklakov A, Simpson S, Zajitschek F, Hall M, Dessmann J, Clissold F, et al. Sex-specific fitness effects of nutrient intake on reproduction and lifespan. Curr Biol. 2008;18:1062-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data suggest that sex-specific selection has thus far failed fully to resolve intralocus sexual conflict over diet optimization. Such conflict may be an important factor linking nutrition and reproduction to lifespan and aging...
  3. Maklakov A, Hall M, Simpson S, Dessmann J, Clissold F, Zajitschek F, et al. Sex differences in nutrient-dependent reproductive ageing. Aging Cell. 2009;8:324-30 pubmed publisher
    ..These sex differences were robust to deviations from sex-specific dietary requirements. Our results demonstrate that sexual selection can be at least as important as sex-dependent mortality in shaping the signal of reproductive ageing. ..