InterventionCaloric restriction
Alternate Name
OrganismTokophrya infusionum
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionDecreasing the amount of Tetrahymena fed to the protozoan Tokophyra increased longevity (Rudzinska, 1951).
Gene Function
Other PhenotypesRestriction of food resulted in decreased reproduction (Rudzinska, 1951).
Primary Reference
Other ReferencesRudzinska, M. A. (1951). The influence of the amount of food on the reproduction rate and longevity of a suctorian (Tokophrya infusionum). Science 113, 11-12.
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Keywordscaloric restriction, metabolism, dietary restriction, calorie restriction, food restriction