Jay Burr Zoology, Animals, Physiology, Metabolism

nematode sensory systems

The Story

Studies sensory systems in the nematode Mermis nigrescens, a parasite with an unusually large-sized free-living stage. It is probably the best animal for studying mechanisms of phototaxis, movement in response to light.

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Title
Professor
Office
Simon Fraser University
Status
Working
Degrees
  • BA Hamilton College, 1959
  • PhD Rockefeller U., 1966
Last Updated
December 10, 2001
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Is it better to keep planaria in pond water or tap water if my experiment deals with feeding them specific things? I'm afraid they will not want to eat if they are in pond water because they are full?

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