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- n. One of a pair of chemosensory sense organs positioned laterally on the head of a nematode
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A salt of the class formed by the combination of an acid and a base, or by the union of two oxides, two sulphides, selenides, or tellurides, as distinguished from a
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A term applied by Berzelius to the salts of those acids which contain oxygen, to distinguish them from the haloid salts.
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"We targeted the nanoparticles near what is the 'mouth' of the worms, called the amphid," explains Pralle.
From a molecular standpoint, the researchers focused on FIG-1, a protein secreted by only glia surrounding the amphid sensory organ.
It has recently been shown that fluorescent daumone analogues are also transported to amphid neurons and induce the dauer state
They specifically looked at a group of 12 sensory neurons whose dendritic tips converge at the worm's nose in a sensory organ called the amphid.