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Research Article

A Cholinergic-Regulated Circuit Coordinates the Maintenance and Bi-Stable States of a Sensory-Motor Behavior during Caenorhabditis elegans Male Copulation

  • Yishi Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Brigitte LeBeouf,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Xiaoyan Guo,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Paola A. Correa,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Daisy G. Gualberto,

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Robyn Lints,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • L. Rene Garcia mail

    rgarcia@mail.bio.tamu.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: March 10, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001326

About the Authors

Yishi Liu, Brigitte LeBeouf, Xiaoyan Guo, Paola A. Correa, Daisy G. Gualberto, Robyn Lints, L. Rene Garcia
Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
Brigitte LeBeouf, Daisy G. Gualberto, L. Rene Garcia
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rgarcia@mail.bio.tamu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YL LRG. Performed the experiments: YL BL XG PAC DGG LRG. Analyzed the data: YL BL XG LRG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YL RL LRG. Wrote the paper: YL LRG.