Image Planes: The planes of image sections used in this atlas are as shown below:

Editor's note: If you are using a mac computer and see gradation in these figures, you need to change the setting of your monitor (under control panels) to "millions of colors"

Neuron image guides:

In images of head neurons, burgundy dots refer to the locations of nerve ring, amphid commissure and deirid commissure respectively from anterior to posterior. Straight burgundy lines below pharynx and intestine refer to the right and left sides of the ventral cord as shown below:

The radius of the circle an axon makes in the nerve ring defines the location of this axon in ring neuropile. The smallest radius belongs to those axons traveling in the inner sections of the ring neuropile, while the largest radius belongs to those traveling in the outer section. Middle range radii belong to those traveling in the middle of the ring neuropile.

The placement of an axon in the antero-posterior alignment reflects the position of that axon in A-P axis in the ring neuropile.

The tail neurons are placed in the tail ganglia shown below:

Neurons that cover the body regions are depicted according to the process tracts as shown below:

See tracts in MoW

From each neuron page you can open several links simultaneously to view all the information regarding that specific neuron in wormbase or other parts of the wormatlas.

Clicking on reporter gene expression pictures will open a new web page with a larger image. Conversely, clicking on the gene or strain name on the image will link the viewer to the page of that gene or locus in WB.