Mechanistic analysis of the search behaviour of Caenorhabditis elegans

  title={Mechanistic analysis of the search behaviour of Caenorhabditis elegans},
  author={Liliana C. M. Salvador and Frederic Bartumeus and Simon A. Levin and William S. Ryu},
  journal={Journal of The Royal Society Interface},
A central question in movement research is how animals use information and movement to promote encounter success. Current random search theory identifies reorientation patterns as key to the compromise between optimizing encounters for both nearby and faraway targets, but how the balance between intrinsic motor programmes and previous environmental experience determines the occurrence of these reorientation behaviours remains unknown. We used high-resolution tracking and imaging data to… 

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