Table 1.

Summary of RNAi experiments

InjectedDevelopedSpecific phenotypeNonspecific phenotypeNormal
GFP238 (100%)179 (75%)0 (0%)54 (30%)124 (70%)
CsDelta1235 (100%)180 (77%)63 (35%)57 (32%)60 (33%)
CsDelta2287 (100%)191 (66%)121 (64%)35 (18%)35 (18%)
CsNotch318 (100%)218 (68%)106 (49%)62 (28%)50 (23%)
  • Injected, the number of embryos that were injected either with GFP or CsDelta1, CsDelta2 and CsNotch dsRNA; developed, the number of embryos that developed further up to the time where they were analysed (about 190 hours); specific phenotype, the number of embryos exhibiting a specific phenotype after injection that can be traced back to loss of function of the corresponding gene; nonspecific phenotype, the number of embryos exhibiting nonspecific defects, such as reduced or undeveloped cephalic lobe, reduced or undeveloped prosoma or opisthosoma; normal, embryos that show the same phenotype as untreated embryos.