Research Paper Volume 7, Issue 1 pp 53—69

The progesterone antagonist mifepristone/RU486 blocks the negative effect on life span caused by mating in female Drosophila


Figure 2. The effect of mating and mifepristone on female life span in multiple genotypes. Female progeny from the indicated crosses were collected as virgins over 24 hours, then half of the virgins were immediately mated to w[1118] males at a ratio of 1:1 for 4 days. Males were then separated from the mated females, and the virgins and mated females were maintained on media in presence or absence of 160ug/ml drug. Statistical summary in Table 1.