InterventionContinuous dark
Alternate Name
OrganismAsplanchna brightwelli
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionRotifers exposed to a continuous dark cycle (D:D 12 hours/12 hours) lived significantly longer than rotifers exposed to continuous light (L:L) or 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark (L:D) (Sawada and Enesco, 1984)
Gene FunctionAltered circadian rhythm.
Other Phenotypes
Primary ReferenceSawada, M., and Enesco, H. E. (1984). The effect of light, dark or altered circadian cycle on the lifespan of the rotifer Asplanchna brightwelli. Exp Gerontol 19, 335-43. [Abstract]
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Keywordsclock, circadian cycle