Ambient temperature, physical activity and aging in the housefly, Musca domestica

@article{Ragland1975AmbientTP,
  title={Ambient temperature, physical activity and aging in the housefly, Musca domestica
},
  author={S. Ragland and R. S. Sohal},
  journal={Experimental Gerontology},
  year={1975},
  volume={10},
  pages={279-289}
}
Abstract The relative effects of temperature and physical activity on the life span of the adult houseflies are examined. Populations of male and female houseflies were maintained under conditions of high, intermediate and low levels of physical activity at 15°C and at 23°C. At 23°C life spans of different populations vary considerably in correspondence with the levels of physical activity. Life spans are considerably longer in flies undergoing lower physical activity. At 15°C, where physical… Expand
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