amphid


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amphid

[′am·fəd]
(invertebrate zoology)
Either of a pair of sensory receptors in nematodes, believed to be chemoreceptors and situated laterally on the anterior end of the body.
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Since diacetyl is detected primarily by the AWA amphid neurons and benzaldehyde by the AWC neurons (7), use of these two volatile attractants allowed for the separation of these two chemosensory pathways and the assessment of their interactions with the thermosensory circuits.
Gene Human ortholog Neuronal expression rpy-1 Isoform 1 of 43 kDa DA, VD, AS, VB, DB receptor-associated protein of the synapse glr-7 Glutamate receptor, ionotropic, l3, l2, l6, Ml, NSM, l1 kainate 3, isoform CRA_a try-10 Chymotrypsin-like elastase Amphids and phasmids family member 1 nhr-178 Isoform 2 of Nuclear receptor Amphids and phasmids subfamily 2 group C member 1 acs-2 Long-chain fatty acid acyl-CoA Several neurons ligase uvt-6 Somatostatin receptor type 4 Head and tail neurons T04C9.
Two cephalic papillae are at each side, and amphids large with Deirids absent.