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Table 1 Effect of RNAi on leg length as indicated by percentage increase (+) or decrease (−) in leg length

From: Key patterning genes contribute to leg elongation in water striders

  T1 leg T2 leg T3 leg
RNAi Femur Tibia Tarsus Femur Tibia Tarsus Femur Tibia Tarsus
wg −15,59% −19,26% −18,13% −31,35% −32,09% −40,35% −24,62% −24,18% −36,35%
hh +24,33% +4,06% Truncated +18,71% +4,09% Truncated +35,39% −0,33% Truncated
egfr −14,65% −14,90% −35,15% −36,75% −31,19% −43,15% −30,55% −23,82% −41,11%
  1. egfr: epidermal growth factor receptor; hh: hedgehog; wg: wingless.