The effect Of mitochondrial and Nuclear-Cytoplasmic Variation On Longevity, Metabolism and Stress Resistance In Drosophila.

  • Clancy, David, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Description

Much research points to a major role of free radical damage in aging, thus the belief that antioxidants might be beneficial in delaying aging. Free radicals are mostly formed in the subcellular organelles which consume oxygen and produce energy, and this may be the major site of age-related damage. This projectseeks to understand the degree to which variation among these subcellular organelles affect free radical damage and aging, using the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0230/04/05

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD4,657.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD187,118.00