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C. elegans Positive Butanone Learning, Short-term, and Long-term Associative Memory Assays
 

C. elegans Positive Butanone Learning, Short-term, and Long-term Associative Memory Assays

Article DOI: 10.3791/2490
March 11th, 2011

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Summary March 11th, 2011

Here we describe methods to test C. elegans associative learning and short- and long-term associative memory. These population assays employ the worms abilities to chemotax toward volatile odorants, and form positive associations upon pairing food with the chemoattractant butanone. Increasing the number of conditioning periods induces long-term memory.

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