Ovaries from cherEP3715 females are dramatically reduced in size. and are comprised of short, squat ovarioles that usually appear as a single, distended germarium from which egg chambers fail to emerge. Closer examination these germaria shows that consecutive germline cysts are not properly packaged in follicular monolayers to form discrete egg chambers. In germaria from cherEP3715 homozygous adults, individual sixteen-cell germline cysts appear to form normally and the fusome disappears on schedule. Follicle cells extend projections to surround the germline cells. However, these extensions appear to be delayed since there are many more germline cells between the anterior tip of the germarium and where these extensions form than in wild-type. Migration of follicle cells to form the interfollicular stalk fails to occur. In fact these cells fail to even make the apical contacts that precede this migration. However, follicle cell apicobasal polarity is not directly affected. In addition, germline cells appear loosely packed and individual germ-cells often bulge out from a cyst, sometimes making contact with the basal membrane of the germarium.