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DA472 C. elegans pha-2(ad472) X. Show Description
Misshapen pharynx; worms hatch with pharynx of correct gross shape, but disorganized, with nuclei misplaced. Most homozygotes arrest in L1, escapers grow up to become very starved adults with deformed pharynges with abnormally small terminal bulb, thick nucleated isthmus. Weakly cold sensitive. Makes dauers that don't recover; doesn't survive freezing well.