Table 3Chemotaxis- and thermotaxis-defective mutants

Cillium structure mutants
 All or most ciliated neurons che-2 , che-3 , che-10 , che-11 , che-13 , daf-10 , daf-13 , osm-1 , osm-5 , osm-6
 Amphid and phasmid neurons osm-3
 Socket and sheath cell defects che-12 , che-14 , daf-6
 Not reconstructed dyf-1 dyf-13
Normal chemosensory cilia, multiple sensory defects
 Interneuron lineage defects unc-86 , lin-32
 Axon guidance defects tax-2 , tax-4 , daf-11 , daf-21
 Other che-7 , tax-6 , mec-2
Genes that affect one or a few cell types
 ASE function (water-soluble chemotaxis) che-1 , che-6 , che-15 , che-16
 AWA function (volatile chemotaxis) odr-7
 AWC function (volatile chemotaxis) odr-1 , odr-5
 ASH function (osmotic avoidance) osm-7 , osm-8 , osm-11 , osm-12
 AFD function (thermotaxis) ttx-1 , ttx-2 , ttx-3
 AWC, AWA, ASH functions odr-3 , osm-9
Genes that affect some, but not all, of the functions of a sensory cell
 ASH (nose-touch−, osmotic avoidance+) glr-1
 AWC (benzaldehyde−, butanone+) odr-2 , odr-4
 AWA (diacetyl−, pyrazine+) odr-4 , odr-10

For details and references, see text.

From: Section V, Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Chemosensation and Thermosensation

Cover of C. elegans II
C. elegans II. 2nd edition.
Riddle DL, Blumenthal T, Meyer BJ, et al., editors.
Cold Spring Harbor (NY): Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 1997.
Copyright © 1997, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

NCBI Bookshelf. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.