TABLE 3

Fate of the Pn.p cells of the vulval equivalence group in lin-24(n2050) mutants

Animal no.P3.pP4.pP5.pP6.pP7.pP8.p
Wild type
1SXSSSS
2SSSXSaS
3SSSSSS
4SSSSSS
5SSSXSS
6SSSSSX
7SSSXS
8XSXXSS
9SXSXS
10SSSSSS
11SSSSXS
  • lin-24(n2050) animals were picked in the early L3 larval stage and observed to the L3 molt. The fate of each cell is recorded: X, the Pn.p cell was not present and presumed dead; S, cell persisted into the L4 larval stage without dividing and probably joined the hypodermal syncytium; 3°, tertiary fate; 2°, secondary fate; 1°, primary fate (Sternberg and Horvitz 1986). The top row shows the normal fates of each of the P(3–8).p cells in wild-type hermaphrodites.

  • a Nucleus was abnormally small.