Table 1.

Spermathecae are required for fertility

Number of spermathecaeNumber of parovariaFertility (%)Fecundity (progeny/fertile female)Number analyzed
0084344
10 (92%) 1 (8%)433145
229410042
32999267
  • Fertility tests over a 5-day interval were carried out on individual 5- to 10-day-old mated Hr39 mutant females, after which the number of spermathecae and parovaria were determined. The genotypes of the females that fell into each category are given in Table S2 (see supplementary material).