Exposure to metals induces morphological and functional alteration of AFD neurons in nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.

@article{Xing2009ExposureTM,
  title={Exposure to metals induces morphological and functional alteration of AFD neurons in nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.},
  author={Xiaojuan Xing and Min Du and Xuemei Xu and Qi Jin Rui and Dayong Wang},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and pharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={104-10}
}
Previous studies have revealed that metal exposure will cause severe deficits in perception behaviors. Here we investigated the effects of metal (Hg, Cu, Ag, and Cr) exposure on thermotaxis to cultivation temperature in Caenorhabditis elegans. Our data suggest that exposure to higher concentrations of examined metals induced severe deficits in thermotaxis… CONTINUE READING