[Arctic and southern freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera with long and short life span as a model system for testing longevity mechanisms].

@article{Ziuganov2004ArcticAS,
  title={[Arctic and southern freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera with long and short life span as a model system for testing longevity mechanisms].},
  author={Valery V. Ziuganov},
  journal={Advances in gerontology = Uspekhi gerontologii},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={
          21-30
        }
}
The freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margartifera) is one of the longest lived animals, attaining ages in excess of 150 years in polar climates. Because of its long life, the species may be useful for studying genetic and physiological mechanisms contributing to longevity. An ongoing study is comparing 6 southern populations in Spain, with maximum recorded ages of 28-40 years, to 3 Arctic populations in northwest Russia, with maximum ages of 114-190 years. Within Arctic populations, 40… CONTINUE READING