Neural circuits mediate electrosensory behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans.

  title={Neural circuits mediate electrosensory behavior in Caenorhabditis elegans.},
  author={Christopher V Gabel and Harrison W. Gabel and Dmitri S. Pavlichin and A. F. Kao and Damon A. Clark and Aravinthan D. T. Samuel},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={27 28},
The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans deliberately crawls toward the negative pole in an electric field. By quantifying the movements of individual worms navigating electric fields, we show that C. elegans prefers to crawl at specific angles to the direction of the electric field in persistent periods of forward movement and that the preferred angle is proportional to field strength. C. elegans reorients itself in response to time-varying electric fields by using sudden turns and reversals… CONTINUE READING
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