Extended Data Fig. 7: Character states of germline localization zones, location of embryo, obligate endosymbiont and germline capsule. | Nature

Extended Data Fig. 7: Character states of germline localization zones, location of embryo, obligate endosymbiont and germline capsule.

From: Origin and elaboration of a major evolutionary transition in individuality

Extended Data Fig. 7

az, za, zb, zc, zd, ze, Cellular blastoderm stage embryos from Formicinae (az) and two sister subfamilies (za, zb, zc, zd) Myrmicinae and Dolichoderinae (ze), stained for Vas protein in yellow with DAPI in blue. an, Camponotini tribe. a, Camponotus floridanus. b, Camponotus castaneous. c, Camponotus novaeboracensis. d, Camponotus pennsylvanicus. e, Camponotus americanus. f, Camponotus ocreatus. g, Camponotus sansabeanus. h, Camponotus festinatus. i, Polyrhachis illaudata. j, Polyrhachis schlueteri. k, Polyrhachis dives. l, Polyrhachis rastallata. m, Colobopsis leonardi. n, Colobopsis impressus. o, Gigantiopini tribe: Gigantiops destructor. p, Pleigiolepidini tribe: Anoplolepis gracilipes. q, Oecophyllini tribe: Oecophylla smaragdina. r, s, Formicini tribe. r, Formica subsericea. s, Formica occulta. ty, Lasiini tribe. t, Paratrechina longicornis. u, Nylanderia vividula. v, Nylanderia fulva. w, Lasius niger. x, Lasius emarginatus. y, Prenolepis imparis. z, Myrmelachistini tribe: Brachymyrmex patagonicus. za, zb, zc, zd, Myrmicinae. za, Aphaenogaster rudis. zb, Myrmica americana. zc, Veromessor pergandei. zd, Monomorium sp. ze, Dolichoderinae: Dolichoderus thoracicus. zf, zg, Freshly laid stage-1 eggs stained for Vas protein in yellow with DAPI in blue of F. occulta (zf) and A. gracilipes (zg). zf′, zg′, Endosymbiont at the posterior pole of F. occulta (zf′) and A. gracilipes (zg′). zi, zj, zk, zl, Cellular blastoderm stage embryos showing osk mRNA in blue, for L. niger (zi), F. occulta (zj), G. destructor (zk) and C. floridanus (zl). Zones of germline gene expression are indicated with white or black arrowheads. Magenta arrowheads indicate the location of the embryo within the egg. Experiments on all species were repeated 4 times independently on n ≥ 5 embryos, except for C. floridanus, which was repeated 8 times independently with n = 30. Anterior is to the left, dorsal is to the top.

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