Mean run speed at 20 deg C

Value 0.129 mm/sec
Organism Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Reference Ramot D, MacInnis BL, Lee HC, Goodman MB. Thermotaxis is a robust mechanism for thermoregulation in Caenorhabditis elegans nematodes. J Neurosci. 2008 Nov 1928(47):12546-57PubMed ID19020047
Primary Source See reference supplementary figure 2, value given by 2nd black circle on graph
Method image analysis. were obtained from data collected using the video-based tracker written in Matlab.
Comments 0.078 at 15 degC and 0.133 at 25 degC. on an agar plate. similar to a previously published value for worm speed {Pierce-Shimomura, 1999}, although it is approximately half of another published value {Ryu, 2002}.Worm speed reaches a maximum between 20°C and 25°C, and declines at both cooler and warmer temperatures.
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