The effect of cadmium nitrate on the longevity of Drosophila melanogaster was tested. When cadmium nitrate was given throughout the adult life it caused a decrease in the mean life-span of flies in all treated groups. Furthermore, the effect of cadmium nitrate on young populations was also compared with aged populations. The young populations survived longer than aged populations with the food medium containing cadmium nitrate.
Cadmium nitrate, D. melanogaster, longevity, ageing.
YEŞİLADA, ELİF and GELEGEN, LÜTFİYE (2000) "The Effect of Cadmium Nitrate on the Longevity of DrosophilaMelanogaster," Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 24: No. 3, Article 19. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol24/iss3/19