Table 1.

Genetic interactions between the SOP-2/SOR-1 complex and the MES-2/MES-6 complex

Number of cells expressing egl-5::gfpLethality (%)
HeadTailL1L2L3L4Adult n
sor-1(RNAi) 12.5/n=16 8.1/n=9 35.7 34.4 19.3 5.9 4.6 729
sop-2(bx91) * 32.3/n=16 11.7/n=25 43.1 50.1 6.8 0 0 1052
sop-2(bx91); sor-1(RNAi) * 46.7/n=7 27.9/n=12 98.1 1.9 0 0 0 824
mes-2/mes-6(RNAi) 10.4/n=25 7.9/n=25
sop-2(bx91); mes-2/mes-6(RNAi) 33.2/n=15 12.7/n=30
sop-2(bx91); mes-4(RNAi) 29.0/n=16 12.1/n=17
  • The stages of mutant larvae are determined by their size.

    n, number of animals scored.

  • * sop-2 mutants were grown at non-permissive temperature 25°C

  • sop-2 mutant were grown at partial non-permissive temperature 20°C. In sor-1(RNAi) animals, eggs laid between 0 and 4 hours showed larval lethality with some escapers developing into later larvae and adults. However, 100% of eggs laid at 4-48 hours showed larval lethality. Animals developed from the eggs laid 4-48 hours after injection were examined for Hox gene expression