Table 1.

pelo is essential for the maintenance of GSCs in the Drosophila ovary

No. GSC/GM *Average number of cysts/germarium No. GSC/GMAverage number of cysts/germarium
2 days02388.95 (n=40)747423.00 (n=89)
7 days00408.98 (n=40)513440.50 (n=38)
  • * Number of GSCs per germarium.

  • Average number of germline cysts per germarium, calculated as the total number of cysts in the germaria divided by the total number of germaria. Germaria containing at least one GSC were chosen for analysis, and the total number of germaria counted is shown in parentheses.