Table 1

Strains used, their geographic location of origin or mutation and relevant notes*

Type

Strain

Origin

Notes


Wild Isolates

AB1

Adelaide, Australia

no plug, 'large-sperm' category

CB4855

Stanford, USA

plug, 'large-sperm' category

CB4856

Hawaii, USA

plug, 'large-sperm' category

DR1350

Pasadena, USA

plug, 'small-sperm' category

JU440

France

no plug, 'small-sperm' category

MY2

Germany

no plug, 'small-sperm' category


Experimental Mutants

JK574

fog-2(q71) mutation in an N2 genetic background

Populations 50% male + 50% "female"

PD4790

contains transgene mls12 [myo-2::GFP, pes-10::GFP, F22B7.9::GFP] in an N2 genetic background

N2 background with pharyngeal GFP marker, no plug, 'small-sperm' category


*Strains grouped into sperm size categories based on the results of Tukey HSD test where 'small-sperm' strains were not significantly different from one another.

Murray et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:99   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-99

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