Distribution of phenotypic characteristics of the mutant population and rate of pleiotropy. (a) Number of M2 families in each phenotypic group. The x-axis indicates the nine major phenotypic categories, listed in Table 2, and the y-axis indicates the total number of M2 families. Each bar represents the number of mutants in the corresponding category. The blue bar represents the quantity of pleiotropic mutants (having more than one phenotype), given by the first number in the category label. The red bar represents the non-pleiotropic mutants and is given by the second number in the category label. (b) Total number of M2 families (y-axis) sharing 1-5 major phenotypic categories (x-axis). The bar for one phenotypic category indicates how many mutants are categorized in only one phenotypic group (non-pleiotropic mutants), and the bars for the 2-5 phenotypic categories represent the number of mutants that share two to five phenotypes, respectively. In each case, the total number of mutants is indicated on the top of the bar.
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