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Mechanosensory Behaviour and Biotremology in Nematodes

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Nematodes account for approximately 80% of all animals on earth, which, inevitably, has diverse effects on ecosystems. Among diverse nematode species, Caenorhabditis elegans has been used as a powerful animal model through which to investigate mechanosensory behaviour and its underlying neural and molecular mechanisms. Furthermore, physical interactions between C. elegans and other nematode species and other animals, which have potentially become a good model for understanding biotremology, are discussed. In this chapter, I mainly review the mechanosensory behaviour of nematodes, especially C. elegans, and the perspectives on biotremology.

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This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (grant number JP18H02483) and on Innovative areas “Science of Soft Robot” project (grant nmuber JP18H05474), by the PRESTO from Japan Science and Technology Agency (grant number JPMJPR12A9) and by the PRIME from Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (grant number 19gm6110022h001).

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Sugi, T. (2022). Mechanosensory Behaviour and Biotremology in Nematodes. In: Hill, P.S.M., Mazzoni, V., Stritih-Peljhan, N., Virant-Doberlet, M., Wessel, A. (eds) Biotremology: Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution. Animal Signals and Communication, vol 8. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97419-0_12

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