AVL
The Mind of 
	a Worm

Member: AVL.

AVL is a motoneuron/interneuron with its cell body situated in the ventral ganglion. An anteriorly directed process runs in the mid-line on the dorsal surface of the neuropile of the ventral ganglion. It enters the ring on the left and makes a complete circuit running near the outside surface and the anterior face. It then re-enters the neuropile of the ventral ganglion and runs posteriorly down the length of the ventral cord running in the ventral regions of the process bundle. AVL has few synaptic connections in the nerve ring. In the ventral cord the synapses are rather small and are onto muscles (a), SAB (b) and VD12. Synapses are received from DVB and PVP (*e). There is a gap junction to PVM (d), DVB and several rather marginal gap junctions to DVC. Magnifications: (a) 25500, (b-d) x 17000.
AVL ventral cord synapses
partners gap junctions synapses from synapses to and corecipients
SABV - - 4SABD, 2SABV, AVE
NMJ - - 6
SABD - - 1,4SABV
VD12 - - 2DD6, PVW
DD6 - - 2VD12
HSN - 1 -
PVW - - VD12
AVE - - SABV
AS1 - - AVF
AVF - - ASI
DA2 - - 1
DD1 - - 1
DVB - 2+3m -
PVP - 1+3m -
PVN - 2m -
VC1 - 1m -
VC3 - 1m -
AVB - 1 -
PVC - 1 -
PVQ - 1 -
AVF - 1m -
AVG - 1m -
DVC 9 - -
PVM 1 - -


Web adaptation, Thomas Boulin, for Wormatlas, 2001, 2002