Testing the "rate of living" model: further evidence that longevity and metabolic rate are not inversely correlated in Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Voorhies2004TestingT,
  title={Testing the "rate of living" model: further evidence that longevity and metabolic rate are not inversely correlated in Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Wayne A. Van Voorhies and Aziz A. Khazaeli and James W. Curtsinger},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={1915-22}
}
In a recent study examining the relationship between longevity and metabolism in a large number of recombinant inbred Drosophila melanogaster lines, we found no indication of the inverse relationship between longevity and metabolic rate that one would expect under the classical "rate of living" model. A potential limitation in generalizing from that study is that it was conducted on experimental material derived from a single set of parental strains originally developed over 20 years ago. To… CONTINUE READING