An abundant band of ~3.5 kb corresponding to the predicted vbh-1
mRNA(s) was highly expressed in animals with feminized gonads (fem-1
was also detected at lower levels in wild type (N2) and masculinized (fem-3
) animals. The vbh-1
transcript was reduced significantly in glp-4
) adult hermaphrodites, in which the germline is underproliferated showing that vbh-1
mRNA is germline enriched and is expressed during both spermatogenesis and oogenesis.