TABLE 6

Brood sizes of daf-2 mutants

Mean brood sizea% N2
Alleleb15°20°22.5°25°15°20°22.5°25°Mean
N2252 ± 21274 ± 37313 ± 42171 ± 8100100100100100
Class 1
e1365278 ± 33293 ± 33264 ± 36173 ± 2211010784101101
m577199 ± 23285 ± 29259 ± 78195 ± 34791048311495
sa193ND300 ± 68268 ± 34158 ± 60ND109869296
e1371229 ± 18260 ± 19281 ± 91207 ± 2291959012199
e1368152 ± 29**264 ± 26295 ± 41154 ± 156096949085
m41252 ± 18210 ± 47255 ± 66 (9)151 ± 8*10077818887
m212264 ± 50 (9)316 ± 30191 ± 44 (9)*170 ± 43105115619995
e1369164 ± 22**249 ± 25250 ± 31197 ± 1065918011588
Class 2
m120297 ± 19239 ± 15297 ± 66123 ± 14**11887957293
e1370191 ± 44245 ± 23231 ± 2167 ± 13***7689743970
m596180 ± 16*193 ± 14*214 ± 45*153 ± 137170688975
m579184 ± 17*216 ± 15221 ± 40114 ± 17**7379716773
e1391179 ± 12**212 ± 25135 ± 16***87 ± 18***7177435161
e979237 ± 20 (9)250 ± 34185 ± 37*60 ± 51*9491593570
sa223c3.2 ± 9 (2)***10.8 ± 10***8.5 ± 8 (7)***2.6 ± 5 (5)***1.33.92.71.52.4
  • ND, not determined.

  • * 0.01 < P < 0.05; ** 0.005 > P < 0.01; *** P < 0.005 (Student's t test).

  • a Brood sizes ± standard error of 10 hermaphrodites per allele, unless otherwise stated (in parentheses); sample sizes as in Table 2.

  • b Ranked in order of increasing severity of the L2d and dauer arrest phenotype, within each class.

  • c Maternally rescued hermaphrodites used. At 15°, 20°, 22.5°, and 25.5°, 2/10, 10/12, 7/12, and 5/12 hermaphrodites, respectively, produced progeny.