Phase-dependent preference of thermosensation and chemosensation during simultaneous presentation assay in Caenorhabditis elegans

@article{Adachi2008PhasedependentPO,
  title={Phase-dependent preference of thermosensation and chemosensation during simultaneous presentation assay in Caenorhabditis elegans},
  author={Ryota Adachi and Hiroshi Osada and Ryuzo Shingai},
  journal={BMC Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={106 - 106}
}
Multi-sensory integration is necessary for organisms to discriminate different environmental stimuli and thus determine behavior. Caenorhabditis elegans has 12 pairs of amphid sensory neurons, which are involved in generating behaviors such as thermotaxis toward cultivation temperature, and chemotaxis toward chemical stimuli. This arrangement of known sensory neurons and measurable behavioral output makes C. elegans suitable for addressing questions of multi-sensory integration in the nervous… CONTINUE READING