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Measurement of Lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster

DOI :

10.3791/50068-v

January 7th, 2013

January 7th, 2013

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1Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan , 2Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, University of Michigan

Drosophila melanogaster is a powerful model organism for exploring the molecular basis of longevity regulation. This protocol will discuss the steps involved in generating a reproducible, population-based measurement of longevity as well as potential pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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