TABLE 3

Predicted effect of the relative hierarchy of two steps blocked by dominant (D) or recessive (R) mutation in two mutant strains on somatic complementation capability

SituationExperimentSporulationConclusion
D upstream RD★ + RNo Embedded Image
R★ + DYes = ft)
R upstream DR★ + DNo Embedded Image
D★ + RNo

Light stimulation of a mutant plasmodium is indicated by a star.