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From: Coordination of opposing sex-specific and core muscle groups regulates male tail posture during Caenorhabditis elegansmale mating behavior

Figure 4

Male-specific muscles are required for ventral curling, and dorsal body wall muscles are required for dorsal tail curling in response to aldicarb. (a) and (b) Percentage of males with tail curls in 1 mM aldicarb is compared for M cell- and sham-ablated males (sham-ablated 1 mM aldicarb, N = 17; M cell-ablated, 1 mM aldicarb, N = 17; sham-ablated ddH20, N = 16; M cell-ablated ddH20 N = 17). (a) Ventral. (b) Dorsal. (c) and (d) Percentage of males with tail curls in 1 mM aldicarb is compared for body wall muscle and sham-ablated males. Dorsal body wall-ablated, N = 25 for time points 0 to 7.5, and N = 23 for time points 10 to 30. Sham-ablated males, N = 21 for time points 0 to 7.5, and N = 19 for time points 10 to 30. (c) Dorsal. (d) Ventral. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.005, ***P < 0.0005 Fisher's exact test. Error bars indicate +/- standard error of the mean.

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