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Table 4 Ovariole number (sum of ovarioles from both ovaries) and wing length of daughters from unstarved mothers two generations removed from selection (as described in Ovariole number section of the Methods or Results). Selection for female starvation resistance did not result in an increase in linear body size, and linear body size is not correlated with ovariole number within lines.

From: Environmental stress and reproduction in Drosophila melanogaster: starvation resistance, ovariole numbers and early age egg production

Line type Line number Mean ovariole number ± std. error Mean wing measurement (mm) ± std. error
control 1 31.80 ± 1.20 1.607 ± 0.008
control 2 36.60 ± 1.64 1.654 ± 0.008
control 3 32.10 ± 1.27 1.661 ± 0.010
control 4 34.20 ± 2.13 1.669 ± 0.008
control 5 35.60 ± 1.32 1.669 ± 0.007
selected 6 41.90 ± 0.85 1.615 ± 0.008
selected 7 39.70 ± 0.58 1.628 ± 0.009
selected 8 40.90 ± 1.22 1.698 ± 0.008
selected 9 44.40 ± 1.17 1.667 ± 0.009
selected 10 38.90 ± 1.16 1.682 ± 0.007