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How worms move: Dopamine helps nematodes coordinate motor behaviors

June 30, 2020

How worms move: Dopamine helps nematodes coordinate motor behaviors

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

For a nematode worm, a big lawn of the bacteria that it eats is a great place for it to disperse its eggs so that each hatchling can emerge into a nutritive environment. That’s why when a worm speedily roams about a food patch, it methodically lays its eggs as it goes.

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