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Neuronal and molecular substrates for optimal foraging in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Abstract:

Variation in food quality and abundance requires animals to decide whether to stay on a poor food patch or leave in search of better food. An important question in behavioral ecology asks when is it optimal for an animal to leave a food patch it is depleting. Although optimal foraging is central to evolutionary success, the neural and molecular mechanisms underlying it are poorly understood. Here we investigate the neuronal basis for adaptive food-leaving behavior in response to resource depl...

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10.1073/pnas.1106134109

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Author
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
108
Issue:
51
Pages:
20672-20677
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:dfbafcec-84dc-483f-86e3-6cc278f58cd3
Source identifiers:
270467
Local pid:
pubs:270467

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