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Research Article

Monoaminergic Orchestration of Motor Programs in a Complex C. elegans Behavior

  • Jamie L. Donnelly equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jamie L. Donnelly, Christopher M. Clark

    Affiliation: Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Christopher M. Clark equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jamie L. Donnelly, Christopher M. Clark

    Affiliation: Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Andrew M. Leifer,

    Affiliation: Department of Physics & Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Current address: Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America.

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  • Jennifer K. Pirri,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Marian Haburcak,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Michael M. Francis,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Aravinthan D. T. Samuel,

    Affiliation: Department of Physics & Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Mark J. Alkema mail

    mark.alkema@umassmed.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: April 02, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001529

About the Authors

Jamie L. Donnelly, Christopher M. Clark, Jennifer K. Pirri, Marian Haburcak, Michael M. Francis, Mark J. Alkema
Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America
Andrew M. Leifer, Aravinthan D. T. Samuel
Department of Physics & Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mark.alkema@umassmed.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: JLD CMC AML JKP MMF ADTS MJA. Performed the experiments: JLD CMC AML JKP MH MMF MJA. Analyzed the data: JLD CMC AML JKP MH MMF ADTS MJA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JLD CMC AML JKP MMF ADTS MJA. Wrote the paper: JLD CMC MMF MJA.