[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: David Orenstein
Brown University

Longevity Mutation Far and Wide

Caption: Each slice of the pie chart represents a line of fruit flies with a different geographic origin. The colored area in each represents the frequency of Hoppel allele in that line. Flies with the Hoppel transposon lived considerably longer than flies without.

Credit: Helfand and Reenan, Brown University

Usage Restrictions: With credit

Related news release: Longevity mutation found in flies far and wide

[ Back to EurekAlert! ]