Metabolic Aspects of the Trade-Off between Fecundity and Longevity in Drosophila melanogaster

@inproceedings{Djawdan2008MetabolicAO,
  title={Metabolic Aspects of the Trade-Off between Fecundity and Longevity in Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={Minou Djawdan and Tina T. Sugiyama and Lisa K. Schlaeger and Tim Bradley and Michael G. Rose},
  year={2008}
}
An antagonistic pleiotropy between early fecundity and longevity has been well demonstrated in Drosophila melanogaster. It has been suggested that this pleiotropy may in part be due to a trade-off in energy allocation between reproduction and survival. We have tested this hypothesis by examining five populations of Drosophila melanogaster that show increased longevity following laboratory selection for postponed reproduction. These were compared to five control populations. We measured body… CONTINUE READING
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