Inducing reversals with plate tap stimulation does not negatively affect chemotaxis.
N2 and npr-9(GF) were evaluated for individual diacetyl responses, while plate taps were performed. Data are presented as mean +/- standard error (SE) with one animal assayed in 20 independent experiments analyzed via an unpaired two-tailed t test with Welsch’s correction NS = non-significant. Asterisks above error bars indicate significantly different between the two strains. (away) indicates that organisms were initially oriented away from the attractant peak before plate tap, while (towards) indicates that organisms were initially moving towards the attractant peak before plate tap.