Oxygen sensation: into thick air
Department of Neurobiology
Medical Subject Headings
Animals; Caenorhabditis elegans; Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins; Globins; Neurons; Oxygen
Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Two recent studies show that a neural globin tunes oxygen responses in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Analysis of wild C. elegans strains suggests that the commonly used Bristol strain may have adapted to life in the laboratory.
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Citation: Curr Biol. 2009 May 26;19(10):R407-9. Link to article on publisher's site