Controlling interneuron activity in Caenorhabditis elegans to evoke chemotactic behavior

@article{Kocabas2012ControllingIA,
  title={Controlling interneuron activity in Caenorhabditis elegans to evoke chemotactic behavior},
  author={Askin Kocabas and Ching-Han Shen and Zengcai V. Guo and Sharad Ramanathan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={490},
  pages={273 - 277}
}
Animals locate and track chemoattractive gradients in the environment to find food. With its small nervous system, Caenorhabditis elegans is a good model system in which to understand how the dynamics of neural activity control this search behaviour. Extensive work on the nematode has identified the neurons that are necessary for the different locomotory behaviours underlying chemotaxis through the use of laser ablation, activity recording in immobilized animals and the study of mutants… 
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