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Table 2 Apoptosis probabilities used in mutation accumulation simulations

From: Control of Caenorhabditis elegans germ-line stem-cell cycling speed meets requirements of design to minimize mutation accumulation

Cell sequence index Stage of meiotic zone exit Apoptosis probability
1–210 L3 - L4 + 1 68 %
211–682 L4 + 1 - L4 + 2 83 %
683–1150 L4 + 2 - L4 + 3 86 %
1151–1478 L4 + 3 - L4 + 4 98 %
1479 onward L4 + 4 onward 99 %
  1. Probabilities are given as a function of the sequence index of cells leaving the MZ (cells leave the mitotic and meiotic zones in the same order), and computed from cell cycle and germ-cell count data as described in “Methods”; primary spermatocytes do not undergo apoptosis