Table 1.

Mid-third instar rover (forR), sitter (fors) and sitter mutant (fors2) D. melanogaster larval phenotypes when reared in a high food level (100%) medium

PhenotypeforRforsfors2
Body length (mm)4.26±0.04 (30)4.23±0.03 (30)4.24±0.04 (30)
Body width (mm)0.74±0.04 (30)0.75±0.05 (30)0.74±0.09 (30)
Dry mass (mg)458±18 (30)430±11 (30)474±19 (28)
Respiration rate (μl CO2 h–1)7.1±0.7 (13)8.4±0.6 (14)6.9±0.6 (11)
  • Values are means ± s.e.m. (N)

    ANOVAs show no significant strain differences in body length (F(2,87)=0.62, P=0.5), width (F(2,87)=1.15, P=0.3), dry mass (F(2,85)=1.94, P=0.2) or respiration rates (F(2,37)=1.89, P=0.2)