Measuring Caenorhabditis elegans Life Span on Solid Media

  title={Measuring Caenorhabditis elegans Life Span on Solid Media},
  author={George L. Sutphin and Matt Kaeberlein},
  booktitle={Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE},
Aging is a degenerative process characterized by a progressive deterioration of cellular components and organelles resulting in mortality. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has emerged as a principal model used to study the biology of aging. Because virtually every biological subsystem undergoes functional decline with increasing age, life span is the primary endpoint of interest when considering total rate of aging. In nematodes, life span is typically defined as the number of days an animal… CONTINUE READING