OrganismCaenorhabditis elegans
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeRecessive
StrainBristol N2
DescriptionAt 20C, development is slowed down and adult life span is extended (Lakowski and Hekimi 1996) .
Gene FunctionUnknown. Gene has not been cloned.
Other PhenotypesMutant shows slow growth and rhythms similar to clk-1. Profound maternal and zygotic rescue (Lakowski and Hekimi 1996).
Primary ReferenceLakowski, B., and Hekimi, S. (1996). Determination of life-span in Caenorhabditis elegans by four clock genes. Science 272, 1010-3. [Abstract]
Other ReferencesNone
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KeywordsCaenorhabditis, elegans, worm, metabolism