Two different animals have demonstrated an accelerated growth after prolonged centrifugation. This report is primarily concerned with larvae of the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, after 24 hour periods of centrifugation at fields between 2200 and 3300 G's. Similar studies are reported for the laboratory white mouse, Mus musculus after seven days of centrifugation at 7 G's. The faster growth is possibly due to more efficient growth, resulting as an adaptation to greater gravity. Such a suggestion is supported by the finding that centrifuged larvae exhibit a reduced oxygen requirement for growth.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Wunder, Charles C.
"Altered Growth of Animals After Continual Centrifugation,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 67(1), 488-494.
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