TABLE 3

The somatic gonad is not required for germ-cell removal to increase oxidative stress resistance

TrialStrainIntact (hr)nGerm cell (−)nPWhole gonad (−)nPP
1Wild type3.46 ± 0.16704.40 ± 0.2553<0.0014.34 ± 0.2266<0.0010.94
2Wild type3.28 ± 0.14794.10 ± 0.1972<0.0014.65 ± 0.2079<0.0010.065
3daf-16(mu86)2.90 ± 0.11284.04 ± 0.1738<0.0013.90 ± 0.1532<0.0010.63
Wild type3.55 ± 0.13364.43 ± 0.1835<0.001
4daf-16(mu86)3.12 ± 0.14304.03 ± 0.1427<0.0014.25 ± 0.1333<0.0010.29
Wild type3.22 ± 0.14314.22 ± 0.1934<0.001
  • Animals were subjected to 300 mm paraquat as day-2 adults. Mean survival time is given in hours. P represents the P-value (Logrank Mantel/Cox) compared to intact control, and P′ represents the P-value compared to animals lacking germ cells (Z2 and Z3 ablated).