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Joy Nyaanga1,2ORCID logo, Sasha Shirman3ORCID logo, Niall M. Mangan3ORCID logo, and Erik C. Andersen1§ORCID logo

1 Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA

2Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences Program, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA

3Department of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA

§Correspondence to: Erik C. Andersen (erik.andersen@gmail.com)





Extended Data

  • Description: Median length (x-axis) is plotted against median length (y-axis) to visualize changes in body aspect ratio over time. Each point corresponds to the median length or median width of animals at each experimental hour. Post-molt relaxation is observed in WT, lon-3(e2175), and dpy-1(e1) as a slight decrease in median animal width. Post-molt relaxation is observed in dpy-5(e61) as a slight decrease in animal length. . Resource Type: Audiovisual. DOI: 10.22002/d60qd-yy629



For this work, J.N., S.S., N.M.M., and E.C.A. received support from the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Northwestern University (awards Simons Foundation/SFARI 597491-RWC and the National Science Foundation 1764421). S.S. and N.M.M. received support from the National Science Foundation RTG: Interdisciplinary Training in Quantitative Biological Modeling, award 1547394.

Author Contributions

  • Joy Nyaanga: Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Visualization, Writing - original draft, Writing - review & editing
  • Sasha Shirman: Methodology, Formal analysis, Visualization, Writing - review & editing
  • Niall M. Mangan: Methodology, Funding acquisition, Supervision, Writing - review & editing
  • Erik C. Andersen: Conceptualization, Methodology, Investigation, Funding acquisition, Supervision, Writing - review & editing

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  • Received: 9/13/2022
  • Revision Received: 10/16/2022
  • Accepted: 11/1/2022
  • Published Online: 11/4/2022
  • Indexed: 11/18/2022



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