Olfactory Imprinting

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C. elegans is an attractive model system having behavioural plasticity towards various stimuli. The organism can learn and perceive the clues to maintain as both short term and long term memory as well as imprinted memory. Imprinting is a type of epigenetic learning which gather an internal exposition of an event and occurs without any previous experience that has a reference in the brain. In C. elegans olfactory imprinting occurs through AWC sensory neurons and AIY interneurons. Sra-11, a G-protein coupled seven transmembrane receptor expressed in AIY interneurons is essential for the formation of olfactory imprinting. Olfactory learning in the nematodes also shares AWC and AIY interneurons through CREB and its downstream pathways. Here we
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