Paper published in Physiological Entomology

Published: May 4, 2024

Congrats to Adam Lenhart, a graduate student in the lab, for publishing a paper showing that periodic fasting can improve starvation tolerance. One interesting aspect of this work is that the improved fasting tolerance via periodic fasting is genetically variable. Adam and team, show that periodic fasting improves starvation tolerance in standard lab strains (replicating previously published results), but this effect is dependent on the genetic background.

Lenhart BA, Ahsan Y, McHatty M, Bergland AO. Improvement of starvation resistance via periodic fasting is genetically variable in Drosophila melanogaster. Physiological Entomology: 10.1111/phen.12443. pdf.