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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (15): jeb224691.
Published: 6 August 2020
... ). We also found that the high viscosity weakened pump function, but the velocities in the pharynx were not zero, even in the most viscous suspensions. Finally, we estimated the amount of ingested food using scaling analyses, which provided a master curve of the experimental survival rates...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (14): 2441–2457.
Published: 15 July 2003
...Leon Avery; Boris B. Shtonda SUMMARY Pumping of the C. elegans pharynx transports food particles(bacteria) posteriorly. We examined muscle motions to determine how this posterior transport is effected. We find that the motions of the middle section of the pharynx, the anterior isthmus, are delayed...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (2): 223–231.
Published: 15 January 2003
...Timothy Niacaris; Leon Avery SUMMARY Caenorhabditis elegans feeds by rhythmically contracting its pharynx to ingest bacteria. The rate of pharyngeal contraction is increased by serotonin and suppressed by octopamine. Using an electrophysiological assay,we show that serotonin and octopamine regulate...