Sex differences in the effect of dietary restriction on life span and mortality rates in female and male Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Magwere2004SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in the effect of dietary restriction on life span and mortality rates in female and male Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Tapiwanashe Magwere and Tracey Chapman and Linda Partridge},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={3-9}
}
Dietary restriction (DR) has been shown to increase life span in taxonomically diverse animal species. In this study we tested for sex differences in the response of life span to graded severity of DR in Drosophila melanogaster. In both sexes, life span peaked at an intermediate food concentration and declined on either side. However, the magnitude of the response and the food concentration that minimized adult mortality differed significantly between the sexes. Female life span peaked at a… CONTINUE READING

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