TABLE 1

Phenotypic characterization of suppressors

% whose eggs hatch internally
StrainEgg retention
 (eggs in uterus)anWithin 3 daysbWithin 6 daysn
N29.60 ± 3.115 0 2 50
hsf-1(sy441) I16.5 ± 4.1***238590484
cyl-1(sy433) V11.5 ± 2.712 016 50
cyl-1(sy434) V9.67 ± 1.815 0 2 50
sup-45(sy509) III12.6 ± 6.8*396994196
  • * Significant compared to N2 (P = 0.0175, Mann-Whitney test);

  • *** extremely significant compared to N2 (P < 0.0001, Mann-Whitney test).

  • a Animals were examined 24 hr after selecting as L4 larvae.

  • b Animals whose retained eggs hatched internally, killing the mother, within 3 or 6 days of adulthood.