Regulation of vitellogenesis in sterile mutants. A, B) vit-2 mRNA levels in sperm-deficient fem-1(hc17) (A) and oocyte-deficient fem-3(q20gf) (B) hermaphrodites, relative to day 1 wildtype hermaphrodites. See Table 2 for statistical summary. C) vit-2 and -5 mRNA levels in fem-1(hc17) hermaphrodites of indicated adult age who were maintained in the absence (unfilled) or presence (filled) of wildtype males (*p < 0.05 mated versus unmated; T-test). D, E) YP levels in sterile fem-1(hc17) and fem-3(q20gf) adults on days 1 and 4. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01 versus wildtype hermaphrodites of the same age, T-test.
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