Two Size-Selective Mechanisms Specifically Trap Bacteria-Sized Food Particles in Caenorhabditis elegans
Other literature type, Article
Fang-Yen, Christopher M.
Samuel, Aravinthan DT
- Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
pharyngeal pumping | pharynx | filter feeding | Biological Sciences
mesheuropmc: stomatognathic system
Caenorhabditis elegans is a filter feeder: it draws bacteria suspended in liquid into its pharynx, traps the bacteria, and ejects the liquid. How pharyngeal pumping simultaneously transports and filters food particles has been poorly understood. Here, we use high-speed...