Chemotaxis of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans toward cycloheximide andquinine hydrochloride

Citation
T. Tajima et al., Chemotaxis of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans toward cycloheximide andquinine hydrochloride, J BIOSCI BI, 91(3), 2001, pp. 322-324
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Biotecnology & Applied Microbiology",Microbiology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF BIOSCIENCE AND BIOENGINEERING
ISSN journal
1389-1723 → ACNP
Volume
91
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
322 - 324
Database
ISI
SICI code
1389-1723(200103)91:3<322:COTNCE>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
We investigated the chemotaxis of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans towar d cycloheximide, denatonium benzoate, 6-n-propyl-2-thiouracil, and quinine hydrochloride. Interestingly, C, elegans was strongly attracted to cyclohex imide, while avoiding quinine hydrochloride. This is the first report thus far to describe the chemotactic responses of C. elegans toward bitter tasta nts for humans.