Table IV.

Developmental Comparison of the Percentage of Plasma Membrane Connected to Actin Bundles

Pupal ageGene copy no.Membrane occupied*No. observed
forkedsinged
h%
36Wild-type22368
40Wild-type22279
48Wild-type2230.611
366× forked6219.517
406× forked6236.62
486× forked62297
400× fascin2027.67
460× fascin2028.810
  • * The percentage of bristle cell plasma membrane occupied by actin bundles was determined from transverse EM sections as described in the text. Each value represents the average from a number of individual bristles (rightmost column).