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Curr Opin Microbiol. 2008 Jun;11(3):257-61. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2008.04.003. Epub 2008 Jun 12.

Neuronal mechanisms of Caenorhabditis elegans and pathogenic bacteria interactions.

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Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, United States.


Individuals interact with environment through different neuronal functions, such as olfaction and mechanosensation; experience shapes these physiological functions. It is not well understood how an individual senses and processes multiple cues of natural stimuli in the environment and how experience modulates these physiological mechanisms. Recent molecular genetics and behavioral studies on the interactions of the genetic model organism Caenorhabditis elegans with pathogenic bacteria have provided insights on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying these regulatory processes.

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