A genetic analysis of axon guidance in the C elegans pharynx.

@article{Mrck2003AGA,
  title={A genetic analysis of axon guidance in the C elegans pharynx.},
  author={Catarina M{\"o}rck and Claes Ax{\"a}ng and Marc Pilon},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={260 1},
  pages={158-75}
}
We wish to understand how the trajectories of the twenty pharyngeal neurons of C. elegans are established. In this study we focused on the two bilateral M2 pharyngeal motorneurons, which each have their cell body located in the posterior bulb and send one axon through the isthmus and into the metacorpus. We used a GFP reporter to visualize these neurons in cell-autonomous and cell-non-autonomous axon guidance mutant backgrounds, as well as other mutant classes. Our main findings are: 1… CONTINUE READING