|Title||Protocol for transgenerational learned pathogen avoidance behavior assays in Caenorhabditis elegans|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Moore, RS, Kaletsky, R, Murphy, CT|
|Date Published||2021 Mar 19|
Animal experiences, including learned behaviors, can be passed down to several generations of progeny in a phenomenon known as transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. Yet, little is known regarding the molecular mechanisms regulating physiologically relevant transgenerational memories. Here, we present a method for Caenorhabditis elegans in which worms learn to avoid the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA14). Unlike previous protocols, this training paradigm, either using PA14 lawns or through exposure to a PA14 small RNA (P11), induces memory in four generations of progeny. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Moore et al. (2019) and Kaletsky et al. (2020).
|Alternate Journal||STAR Protoc|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC7960678|