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Vitamin E extends lifespan in the short-lived rotifer Asplanchna brightwelli.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Experimental gerontology
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
3
Pages
179–183
Identifiers
PMID: 6479253
Source
Medline

Abstract

Supplementation with vitamin E at a concentration of 25 micrograms/ml significantly increased the mean lifespan of the rotifer Asplanchna brightwelli. Of the three life stages, the prereproductive, reproductive and postreproductive, only the prereproductive stage was significantly extended by vitamin E supplementation. Vitamin E supplemented rotifers were larger than control rotifers in their early stages of life, but both groups attained the same size by the end of their lifespan.

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