Identification of motor neurons and a mechanosensitive sensory neuron in the 1 defecation circuitry of Drosophila larvae

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13 Defecation allows the body to eliminate waste, an essential step in food processing for 14 animal survival (Lembo and Camilleri, 2003; Thomas, 1990). In contrast to the 15 extensive studies of feeding, its obligate counterpart, defecation, has received much 16 less attention until recently (Cognigni et al., 2011). Here we report our 17 characterizations… (More)

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