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Table 3 Meiotic cell production constraints enforced on optimizations 10–13

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

Stage Time window Gametes produced
L2 to L4 30 h 44 primary spermatocytes
L4 to L4 + 1 24 h 23 oocytes
L4 + 1 to L4 + 2 24 h 83 oocytes
L4 + 2 to L4 + 3 24 h 64 oocytes
L4 + 3 to L4 + 4 24 h 5 oocytes
L4 + 4 to L4 + 5 24 h 1 oocyte
  1. The numbers are derived from the average reproductive schedule measured from n = 19 worms by counting progeny laid at days 1 to 7 of adulthood, and dividing the total of number of progeny by 8 for primary spermatocytes (since one primary spermatocyte gives rise to four sperm, and since there are two gonadal arms per worm), and the daily counts by 2 for oocytes