Table 1

Delay in avoidance response

Genotype

Responding (%)

Response delay in seconds (means ± SEM)

Number of worms

Repellent


N2

88

1.19 ± 0.10

100

egl-10

48*

2.83 ± 0.17*

100

egl-10;psra-6::egl-10

83**

1.90 ± 0.18**

90

1 M glycerol

dgk-1

92

1.14 ± 0.08

80

egl-10;dgk-1

78**

1.32 ± 0.09**

80

psra-6::TRPV1

100

2.56 ± 0.16

90

50 μM capsaicin

egl-10;psra-6::TRPV1

88°

4.48 ± 0.20***

90


Dry drop test (see Methods). Responding animals are those that begin backward movement within 7 seconds from encountering the repellent. *Difference from N2, P < 0.01; **difference from egl-10(md176), P < 0.01; ***difference from psra-6::TRPV1, P < 0.01.

Esposito et al. BMC Biology 2010 8:138   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-138

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