Worm Breeder's Gazette 14(5): 69 (February 1, 1997)
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In this investigation nematodes C. elegans lived in liquid me- dium with E. coli and water solution of royal jelly extract in concentration 1:100 000 000 in order to study its effect on longevity of these worms in comparison with control, where ne- matodes lived without this extract. Three adult animals (3 - 5 days old) were kept in microtitre wells containing 0,75 ml of liquid medium (with E. coli and without royal jelly extract) during 4 hours, then they were discarded and newborn larvae we- re transferred in next wells (with royal jelly extract in any concentration) every day (one worm in one well). This investi- gation was carried out in room temperature and in the dark- ness. The obtained results were as follows (mean and standard error): Control group Experimental group Longevity (in days) Mean 17,19 +/- 1,03 16,31 +/- 1,08 Maximal 29 30 Minimal 8 7 Number of animals 36 35 Conclusion: The water solution of royal jelly extract has no effect on C. elegans longevity.