The Mind of 
	a Worm

Members: PVWL, PVWR.

PVW is a set of two interneurons with cell bodies situated in the lumbar ganglia. Anteriorly directed processes enter the pre-anal ganglia via the lumbar commissures and then run alongside each other near the centre of the process bundle of the ventral cord, adjacent and ventral to the processes of PVN. The processes of PVW end somewhere in the posterior body regions, although the exact point has not been located. PVW makes a few rather small synapses in the cord, each having only a few synaptic vesicles. The main postsynaptic partners are PVT (a, b) and possibly AVD (c); there are gap junctions to PVC (d). Magnifications; (a-d) x 25500.

PVW ventral cord synapses
partners gap junctions synapses from synapses to and corecipients
PVT - - 1, PVW, AVJ
PVC 3 1m AVD
PVW - 1m PVT
AVA - - VA12
VA12 - - AVA
PVN - 3m -
LUA - 2m -
AVL - 1m -

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