Table 3.

Dauer formation at 25°C of various mutants without and after killing XXXL/R cells

Strain*Dauer-like larvaeDauer larvaen
Without killing XXXL/R cells
    Wild type(N2)0%0%370
    sdf-9(ut163)42.2%0%415
    daf-3(e1376)0%0%440
    daf-16(m27)0%0%293
    daf-12(m20)0%0%310
    sdf-9; daf-376.6%0%312
    daf-16; sdf-90%0%347
    sdf-9; daf-120%0%341
After killing XXXL/R cells
    Wild type(N2)31.4%2.3%86
    unc-31(e169)0%59.5%37
    daf-3(e1376)65.9%0%44
    daf-16(m27)0%0%53
    daf-12(m20)0%0%40
Mock kill (control)
    Wild type(N2)0%0%24
    unc-31(e169)0%0%22
    daf-3(e1376)0%0%24
    daf-16(m27)0%0%7
    daf-12(m20)0%0%17
  • * All the strains used for the laser surgery experiments carry the extrachromosomal array, Ex[sdf-9p::GFP1(pKOG8), gcy-10::GFP]

  • Total number of animals