TABLE 3

Transactivation efficiency and retention of spe-29 and spe-12 sperm

Hermaphrodite genotypeaSelf-progenybRangencSpermd
spe-290.7 ± 0.41-111088 ± 5.4
spe-120.2 ± 0.10-11097 ± 13
spe-29fer-1 male)82 ± 1314-16614NA
spe-12fer-1 male)3.4 ± 1.20-1615NA
Wild type110 ± 1143-16210137 ± 14
  • a All animals were also homozygous for the him-5(e1490) mutation. Wild type refers to him-5(e1490).

  • b Self-progeny includes the sum of live progeny and dead eggs (a consequence of the him-5 mutation). All animals were selfed at 25°. Values are expressed as the average ± the SEM.

  • c n, sample sizes for worms used to determine brood sizes.

  • d Separate virgin hermaphrodites were used to determine the average number of sperm in each strain (him-5, n = 5; spe-29; him-5, n = 15; spe-12; him-5, n = 11; see materials and methods).