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Caenorhabditis elegans Nervous System

  1. Chris Li

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000110



How to Cite

Li, C. 2001. Caenorhabditis elegans Nervous System. eLS. .

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  1. Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


The development, differentiation and function of the Caenorhabditis elegans nervous system is understood in great detail. With the mass of molecular and cellular data available this small nematode is a powerful tool for research in the neurosciences.


  • caenorhabditis elegans;
  • nervous system;
  • genetics;
  • neural circuitry;
  • behavioural mutants