BAG
The Mind of 
	a Worm

Members: BAGL, BAGR.

BAG is a set of two neurons with ciliated endings, in the head, with elliptical, closed, sheet-like processes near the cilium, which envelop a piece of hypodermis (figure 1). These endings have no associated sheath and socket cells and so are not directly attached to the hypodermis. The cell bodies are situated anterior to the nerve ring, just ventral of lateral, and send processes anteriorly to the ciliated endings in the head. Posteriorly directed processes enter the nerve ring from the cell bodies and then run round the ring to the contralateral side near the outside surface of the neuropile, eventually ending ventrally. The main synaptic output is to RIA (a, b), RIB (a, c), AVE (c) and RIG (b). There are a few dark-cored vesicles in the synaptic terminals (a). There is some synaptic input from AIN (*b), RIG (*d) and AQR (*d). BAG has gap junctions with itself, RIR (d) and RIG (*h). Magnifications: (a, b) x 25500, (c, d) x 12750.


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