It is known that aging is a multifactorial mechanism composed of both genetic and environmental components. The main evolutionary theories of aging are antagonistic pleiotropy and mutation accumulation, neither of which has substantial experimental support yet. In this study, the longevities of three wild type strains of Drosophila melanogaster and F1 hybrids derived from them were determined. Heterosis caused an increase in the adult lifespan of F1 hybrids.
Drosophila melanogaster, longevity, aging, and heterosis.
ÇAKIR, ŞÜKRAN and BOZCUK, ALİ NİHAT (2000) "Longevity in Some Wild Type and Hybrid Strains ofDrosophila melanogaster," Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 24: No. 2, Article 15. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol24/iss2/15