Table II

Quantitation of Ciliary Motility, Length, and Number in K2.4-injected Control-injected, and Uninjected Embryos

Percent cilia motile (n)Average length of cilia (n)Density of cilia (n)
μmper 100 μm2
K2.4-injected 0.6 (170, 7) 7.3 (214, 7)1.1 (70, 2)
SUK-4–injected98.5 (130, 4)14.4 (73, 4)ND
Nonspecific  IgG–injected93.0 (71, 2)12.4 (76, 2)0.88 (83, 2)
Uninjected95.0 (218, 7)16.4 (240, 7)0.99 (171, 3)
  • Sample sizes (n) included in parentheses in the table are the number of cilia scored, number of embryos analyzed. Criteria scoring a cilium as motile for the determination of “Percent cilia motile” are described in Materials and Methods.