Movie Information

Embryos' Ancestors

Several generations ago, the predecessors of mutants 1-4 were treated with EMS*. The predecessors all looked like the WT in every aspect - such as appearance, reproductive ability, life span, etc. The environment was also identical for all predecessors.

Embryos' Parent Info
Movie Subject
Growth Temperature Changes in Larva Stage **
Phenotype
Genotype
WT
Yes
WT
WT
Mutant 1
Yes
Same as WT
zyg-1(oj7)
Mutant 2
Yes
Same as WT
zyg-1(b1)
Mutant 3
Yes
Same as WT
zyg-1(it4)
Mutant 4
Yes
Same as WT
zyg-1(it37)

* EMS (ethylmethanesulfonate) is a mutagen.

** As you can see on the "Glossary" page, zyg-1 is a temperature sensitive mutant. Thus, in order to have the mutation expressed in the mutant worms, the growth temperature needs to be changed in the worms' larval stage. Therefore, the worms offspring will show the mutation phenotypes.

Movie Profiles

Movie Info
Movie Subject
Movie Length
Actual Length
WT
1 min 40 sec
about 14 hrs
Mutant 1
37 sec
1 hr and 6 mins
Mutant 2
38 sec
1 hr and 12 mins
Mutant 3
15 sec
about 40 mins
Mutant 4
33 sec
about 1 hr

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