Thermotaxis navigation behavior

WormBook. 2014 Feb 20;1-10. doi: 10.1895/wormbook.1.168.1.


This chapter describes four different protocols used to assay thermotaxis navigation behavior of single, or populations of, C. elegans hermaphrodites on spatial thermal gradients within the physiological temperature range (15-25°C). A method to assay avoidance of noxious temperatures is also described.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Caenorhabditis elegans / physiology*
  • Locomotion / physiology
  • Thermosensing