TABLE 1

Effects of rad-51 RNAi on embryo viability and brood size

rad-51 RNAiN2Injected mut-7mut-7
P0F1AdultsL4P0F1AdultsL4
N63541462244
Eggs laid981482592331354291886328347
Average no. of eggs16313823122471.5868287
Dead embryos391440927372742833
Dead embryos frequency0.400.910.0020.0020.090.150.080.10
  • Results obtained when RNAi is performed in the wild-type strain N2 were compared with those obtained with an identical procedure in the RNAi-resistant mutant mut-7 (see materials and methods for details). N, the number of individuals whose progeny were scored.