Dietary restriction in Drosophila.

  title={Dietary restriction in Drosophila.},
  author={Linda Partridge and Matthew W D Piper and William Mair},
  journal={Mechanisms of ageing and development},
  volume={126 9},
The fruit fly Drosophila is a useful organism for the investigation of the mechanisms by which dietary restriction (DR) extends lifespan. Its relatively short generation time, well-characterised molecular biology, genetics and physiology and ease of handling for demographic analysis are all major strengths. Lifespan has been extended by DR applied to adult Drosophila, by restriction of the availability of live yeast or by co-ordinate dilution of the whole food medium. Lifespan increases to a… CONTINUE READING