MaleReproFIG 5: Engulfment of the male linker cell by cloacal cells.
A. Nomarski DIC image of the male posterior region of a late L4 animal. Lateral view of the cloacal cells engulfing the male linker cell (LC).
B-D shows the engulfment process with time. Epifluorescent images from transgenic animals expressing the lin-48::GFP reporter gene. (Strain source: A.D. Johnson and H. Chamberlin.) (Image source: M. Abraham and S. Shaham.)