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Table 1.

deps-1 M-Z-sterile hermaphrodites have few germ cells and often lack gametes

% Germline arms
deps-1 allele% Fertile adults* (n)With few germ cellsLacking spermLacking oocytesLacking gametes
100 (24) 10 
bn113 13 (24) 31 44 77 33 
bn121 0 (24) 56 79 79 63 
bn124 13 (23) 65 59 83 59 
bn128 8 (25) 56 58 72 52 
% Germline arms
deps-1 allele% Fertile adults* (n)With few germ cellsLacking spermLacking oocytesLacking gametes
100 (24) 10 
bn113 13 (24) 31 44 77 33 
bn121 0 (24) 56 79 79 63 
bn124 13 (23) 65 59 83 59 
bn128 8 (25) 56 58 72 52 

All animals were raised at 24.5°C and stained with the DNA dye Hoechst as adults, 45-46 hours after feeding synchronized L1-stage larvae.

*

Worms containing eggs in their uterus.

Estimated to have fewer than 200 germ nuclei. These germ lines typically lack gametes.

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