Electrical activity and behavior in the pharynx of Caenorhabditis elegans.

  title={Electrical activity and behavior in the pharynx of Caenorhabditis elegans.},
  author={David M Raizen and Leon Avery},
  volume={12 3},
The pharynx of C. elegans, a model system for neural networks and for membrane excitability, has been chiefly studied by observing its behavior in normal worms, in mutant worms, and in worms lacking pharyngeal neurons. To complement this behavioral approach, we devised a method for recording currents produced by changes in pharyngeal muscle membrane potential. The electrical records, called electropharyngeograms, contain transients caused by pharyngeal muscle action potentials and by inhibitory… CONTINUE READING

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