Receptor-type guanylate cyclase is required for carbon dioxide sensation by Caenorhabditis elegans.

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CO(2) is both a critical regulator of animal physiology and an important sensory cue for many animals for host detection, food location, and mate finding. The free-living soil nematode Caenorhabditis elegans shows CO(2) avoidance behavior, which requires a pair of ciliated sensory neurons, the BAG neurons. Using in vivo calcium imaging, we show that CO(2… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1017354108

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@article{Hallem2011ReceptortypeGC, title={Receptor-type guanylate cyclase is required for carbon dioxide sensation by Caenorhabditis elegans.}, author={Elissa A Hallem and W. Clay Spencer and Rebecca D McWhirter and Georg Zeller and Stefan R. Henz and Gunnar R{\"a}tsch and David M. Miller and H. Robert Horvitz and Paul W. Sternberg and Niels Ringstad}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2011}, volume={108 1}, pages={254-9} }