Table 1.

Benzaldehyde avoidance in wild-type and osm-9animals

Number of animalsAvoidance responsesp value
Wild-type50.90 (30/33)
p < 0.001
osm-9(ky10)60.50 (21/42)
osm-9(ky10)160.59 (76/128)
p > 0.05
osm-9(ky10), ASH killed80.45 (29/64)
  • Animals were confronted with a 20 μl micropipette containing 3 μl of undiluted benzaldehyde; a positive response was scored as backward movement within 20 sec. The fractions of positive responses were compared using χ2 analysis.