Table I.

Survival after infection with mixed microorganisms

Days after infectionPercentage of flies surviving (± SD)
w1118scramb1scramb2Double mutant
188 ± 5.682 ± 5.582 ± 8.182 ± 3.2
269 ± 7.167 ± 7.262 ± 4.963 ± 7.0
352 ± 2.155 ± 1.550 ± 7.650 ± 4.2
443 ± 3.646 ± 4.246 ± 5.645 ± 4.0
  • 3-d-old control w1118, scramb1, scramb2, and the double-mutant flies were individually infected with a mixed microorganism culture, as described in Materials and methods. After the flies recovered from the effects of anesthesia, they were set up in vials in groups of 10 and observed over the next 2 wk, and percentage of survival was calculated. Because the mortality was not affected 4 d after infection in all the samples studied, only data for 4 d after infection has been included.