TABLE 1

Quantification of centriole duplication failure in plk4 and sas-6 mutants

PCL (%)No PCL (%)N
Control (plk4/TM6B)90.29.8516
plk4 mutants21.478.642
28.171.957
20.979.167
Control (sas-6/TM6B)93.46.6682
sas-6 mutants31.468.6373
33.266.8196
  • Consistent with previously published partial effect on centriole formation (Bettencourt-Dias et al. 2005; Rodrigues-Martins et al. 2007), we observed a high percentage of spermatids with no PCL in plk4 and sas-6 mutants. For each experiment, heterozygotes flies were counted as a control. N is the number of spermatids that were counted.