TABLE 1

Egg-laying behavior of mutant and ablated animals

Animal type (no., hr, intervals)pλ1 (sec−1)λ2 (sec−1 × 10−3)Intracluster time constant (1/λ1; sec)Intercluster time constant (1/pλ2; sec)
N2 (12, 61, 305)0.537 ± 0.0310.055 ± 0.0051.4 ± 0.1818 ± 21340 ± 140
flp-1(yn2) (6, 37, 50)0.554 ± 0.0860.079 ± 0.0220.47 ± 0.2013 ± 33820** ± 1170
flp-1(yn4) (8, 37, 131)0.651 ± 0.0490.090 ± 0.0160.75 ± 0.2011 ± 22050* ± 460
flp-1(yn2); ynIs9[hs:flp-1(+)] (6, 25, 50)0.468 ± 0.0740.059 ± 0.0191.25 ± 0.4117 ± 51800 ± 430
cat-4(e1141) (12, 52, 63)0.609 ± 0.0730.023 ± 0.0070.36 ± 0.1343 ± 94550** ± 1240
flp-1(yn2); cat-4(e1141) (7, 35, 60)0.772 ± 0.0580.063 ± 0.0140.30 ± 0.1516 ± 34320 ± 1520
goa-1(n1134) (3, 27, 98)0.357 ± 0.0550.028 ± 0.0093.1 ± 0.8136 ± 16890** ± 160
goa-1(n1134); flp-1(yn2) (6, 23, 66)0.377 ± 0.0690.174 ± 0.1381.4 ± 0.386±21950* ± 420
goa-1(n1134); cat-4(e1141) (6, 32, 101)0.515 ± 0.0560.141 ± 0.0381.4 ± 0.307±11380* ± 270
N2; HSN-ablated (9, 44, 66)0.534 ± 0.0690.125 ± 0.0190.55 ± 0.168±23400** ± 900
flp-1(yn2); HSN-ablated (5, 54, 77)0.382 ± 0.0680.041 ± 0.0181.1 ± 0.2925 ± 82440 ± 440
goa-1(n1134); HSN-ablated (4, 24, 51)0.720 ± 0.0620.072 ± 0.0200.27 ± 0.1014 ± 35140 ± 2060
N2 (food-deprived) (4, 18, 59)0.816 ± 0.0550.112 ± 0.0250.3 ± 0.49±24540** ± 2260
  • * and **, long intervals (>120 sec) statistically different either from wild type (for single mutants) or from both constituent single mutants (for double mutants) according to the Mann-Whitney rank test. *, significance at 0.05 > P > 0.01; **, significance at P < 0.01 or less.