Alternate Name
OrganismDrosophila melanogaster
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionMale flies treated with hypergravity (3 or 5 g) for two weeks, starting from the second day of imaginal life, and transferred after that time to 1 g for the remainder of their lives, lived longer than flies living at 1 g their entire lives (Le Bourg and Minois, 1997). No lifespan extension was observed in female flies (Le Bourg and Minois, 1997).
Gene FunctionN/A
Other PhenotypesFlies treated with hypergravity are more resistant to heat shock than controls (Le Bourg and Minois, 1997).
Primary ReferenceLe Bourg, E., and Minois, N. (1997). Increased longevity and resistance to heat shock in Drosophila melanogaster flies exposed to hypergravity. C R Acad Sci III 320, 215-21. [Abstract]
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KeywordsDrosophila, fly, D. melanogaster, heat shock, stress response