Data from: Distributed rhythm generators underlie Caenorhabditis elegans forward locomotion

Anthony D Fouad, Shelly Teng, Julian R Mark, Alice Liu, Pilar Alvarez-Illera, Hongfei Ji, Angelica Du, Priya D Bhirgoo, Eli Cornblath, Sihui Asuka Guan & Christopher Fang-Yen
Coordinated rhythmic movements are ubiquitous in animal behavior. In many organisms, chains of neural oscillators underlie the generation of these rhythms. In C. elegans, locomotor wave generation has been poorly understood; in particular, it is unclear where in the circuit rhythms are generated, and whether there exists more than one such generator. We used optogenetic and ablation experiments to probe the nature of rhythm generation in the locomotor circuit. We found that multiple sections of...
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