Verification of The Life-span prolongation of the Fleshfly Parasarcophaga similis by Ri-fampicin
Fu Wenqing., Fu Fuyin , Pan Wanmin, et al (Department of Biology, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, 35007)
The life-span of fleshfly Parasarcophaga similis may be prolonged by rifampicin. Lang' s method by which the experimental insects were fed by pure sucrose only in order to simpli fying the analysis, and the results demonstrated that the life-span of the fleshfly were prolonged with rifampicin by 23. 5% (P0. 005) in males and 30. 0% in females (P0. 005). Lower concentration of rifampicin increased not only the mean life-span but also the maximum life-span.