Figure 3. sin-3 mutants have defective cuticle. (a) Graph representing the time in seconds when first major break in the cuticle is observed. (b) Graph representing time in seconds till complete disintegration of the cuticle occurred. (c) Body length of sin-3 mutant worms is longer. Graph representing the body length of nematodes of various strains measured at indicated time after attaining L4 stage (two way ANOVA was performed for all experiments; # p < 0.001 denotes comparison w.r.t him-5(e1490) and ** p < 0.001 represent comparison w.r.t N2).