Alternate Name
OrganismDrosophila melanogaster
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionDiiodomethane at a concentration of 10 microgram/ml increased the median life-span of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, by 29.3%. Decreased flight activity was associated with increased longevity when the flies were reared and maintained on diiodomethane. Rearing only on diiodomethane increased life span by 13.6% and eliminated the decreased-flight-activity phenomenon (Massie et al., 1978).
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Other Phenotypes
Primary ReferenceMassie, H. R., Baird, M. B., and Williams, T. R. (1978). Increased longevity of Drosophila melanogaster with diiodomethane. Gerontology 24, 104-10. [Abstract]
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