is expressed in numerous neuronal and epithelial cells during dauer. Processes adjacent to the body wall in dauers resemble those of IL2Q 4 dendrites. To determine whether kpc-1
is expressed in the IL2s, we coinjected the Pkpc-1::GFP reporter with a Pklp-6::tdTomato reporter that is expressed exclusively in the IL2s. During nondauer stages, kpc-1
is not expressed in the IL2 neurons (data not shown). In dauers, Pkpc-1::GFP and Pklp-6::tdTomato are coexpressed, indicating that kpc-1
is upregulated in the IL2s during dauer. Nondauer expression was consistently observed in the ventral nerve cord and pharynx with strong expression in the g2
pharyngeal gland cells and vpi pharyngeal intestinal valve cells.