Cutting calories lets yeast live longer

Earlier study that showed opposite result was flawed

MOTHER LODE   Yeast mother cells on a diet of 2 percent glucose bud an average of about 24 daughters in a lifetime. The more researchers reduce the glucose, and thus the calories, that yeast consume, the longer the fungi live and the more offspring they can produce.

M.C. Jo et al/PNAS 2015, SCIMAT/SCIENCE SOURCE

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