InterventionCaloric restriction
Alternate Name
OrganismFrontinella pyramitela
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionDietary restriction of captured doily spiders (Frontinella pyramitela) results in a 90% increase in life-span (Austad, 1989). Dietary restriction was accomplished by reducing the number of Drosophila melanogaster fed to spiders from 5 per week to 1 per week.
Gene FunctionN/A
Other Phenotypes
Primary ReferenceAustad, S. N. (1989). Life extension by dietary restriction in the bowl and doily spider, Frontinella pyramitela. Exp Gerontol 24, 83-92. [Abstract]
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KeywordsFrontinella, pyramitela, spider, caloric, calorie, dietary, restriction, metabolism