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Table 2.

Laser microsurgery demonstrates a role for the IL2 and the AWC neurons in dauer maintenance

GenotypeNeurons ablatedDauer recovery*
daf-7(e1372); odr-2(2b)::GFP IL2 5/7 
 Mock 2/17 
glp-1(e2141) daf-7(e1372);odr-1::GFP AWC 1/7 
 Mock 9/17 
GenotypeNeurons ablatedDauer recovery*
daf-7(e1372); odr-2(2b)::GFP IL2 5/7 
 Mock 2/17 
glp-1(e2141) daf-7(e1372);odr-1::GFP AWC 1/7 
 Mock 9/17 
*

The number of dauer larvae that recover 24 hours after their transfer onto a fresh, pre-equilibrated plate over the total number of transferred dauers.

Statistical analyses were performed: P<0.005, compared with mock-treated animals.

Transgene from Chou et al. (Chou et al., 2001).

Transgene from Yu et al. (Yu et al.,2001).

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