Joel D. Parker and Karen M. Parker
This chapter explains in what respects ants can be useful models in understanding the mechanisms of aging. It includes an introduction highlighting how ants fulfill a need for long-lived model systems in aging research. Three ant model systems are then described including their relevant natural history characteristics, collection and laboratory maintenance. Practical considerations are given for molecular studies and techniques. Finally, an overview is given of the available genomic resources and types of comparative studies that are possible.
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