Mean lifespan

Range 45-60 Days
Organism Fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
Reference Ashburner M, Golic KG, Hawley RS (2005). Drosophila: A Laboratory Handbook., 2nd ed., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, pp. 160. Online book link - link
Comments The mean lifespan of D. melanogaster is 45-60 days at 25°C under optimal conditions. Under normal culture conditions, it will be considerably less. For lifespans of 21-60 days in different dietary conditions see Ja et al, Water- and nutrient-dependent effects of dietary restriction on Drosophila lifespan, 2009, PUBMEDID 19841272 table S2 in Supplementary information link - link
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