Behavioral response of Caenorhabditis elegans to localized thermal stimuli

  title={Behavioral response of Caenorhabditis elegans to localized thermal stimuli},
  author={Aylia Mohammadi and Jarlath Byrne Rodgers and Ippei Kotera and William S. Ryu},
  booktitle={BMC Neuroscience},
Nociception evokes a rapid withdrawal behavior designed to protect the animal from potential danger. C. elegans performs a reflexive reversal or forward locomotory response when presented with noxious stimuli at the head or tail, respectively. Here, we have developed an assay with precise spatial and temporal control of an infrared laser stimulus that targets one-fifth of the worm’s body and quantifies multiple aspects of the worm’s escape response. When stimulated at the head, we found that… CONTINUE READING
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