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Comparative Connectomics in the Nematode Pharynx

P. pacificus and C. elegans Synaptic Connectivity Browser

connectivity matrices: [download]

These graph visualizations represent the connectivity data produced using serial thin section transmission electron microscopy for a study comparing the “connectomes” of the pharyngeal nervous systems of two different nematode species: Pristionchus pacificus and Caenorhabditis elegans. For more context, check out the original manuscript: Bumbarger et al., 2013. Cell 152:109-119 . has excellent descriptions for individual pharynx neurons, which are represented as nodes in our diagrams. has been generous enough to host our original image stacks, so check out their website if you want a better understanding for where the connectivity matrix comes from. To start exporing, click on one of the links above!

Version 0.6. Last updated: February 21, 2013. Created by Dan Bumbarger, Christian Rödelsperger and Jonas Neuner.

Department of Evolutionary Biology, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. Questions? Contact us!