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Prolongation of the Life of Drosophila subobscura by a Brief Exposure of Adults to a High Temperature


THE life-span of Drosophila subobscura at 20° C. (the temperature at which this species is normally kept in the laboratory) can be increased by exposing adults to a high temperature soon after their emergence from the pupa. But first the results of keeping adults continuously at the same temperature will be described.

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