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From: Coordination of opposing sex-specific and core muscle groups regulates male tail posture during Caenorhabditis elegansmale mating behavior

Figure 10

Acetylcholine acts in part through GABAergic neurons to regulate male tail posture. (a) and (b) unc-25 versus wild-type males in aldicarb: wild-type, aldicarb, N = 25; unc-25, aldicarb, N = 21; wild-type, ddH20, N = 25; unc-25, ddH20 N = 20. (a) Ventral. The highest amount of tail curling at the 20- to 25-minute time points for each trial was averaged. (b) Dorsal. The highest amount of tail curling at the 2.5- to 7.5-minute time points for each trial was averaged. (c) and (d) unc-30 versus wild-type in aldicarb. wild-type aldicarb and ddH20 N = 30; unc-30 aldicarb and ddH20 N = 29. (c) Dorsal. The highest amount at the 2.5- to 7.5-miute time points for each trial was averaged. (d) Ventral. The highest amount at 20- to 25-minute time points for each trial was averaged. (e) and (f) Mutations in the unc-49 gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor disrupt tail curling at only the 2.5-minute time point. wild-type and unc-49, aldicarb N = 30;wild-type, ddH20, N = 30; unc-49, ddH20, N = 29. (e) Dorsal tail curling at the 2.5-minute time point. (f) Ventral tail curling at the 2.5-minute time point. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.005. Fisher's exact test. Error bars indicate +/- standard error of the mean. W = water, A = aldicarb, WT = wild-type.

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