About the Authors

Shu Liu

Affiliation Laboratory for Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Biology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Ekkehard Schulze

Affiliation Laboratory for Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Biology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Ralf Baumeister

baumeister@celegans.de

Affiliations Laboratory for Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Biology, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Center for Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Research, Faculty of Medicine, and Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Life Sciences (FRIAS LIFENET), Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, Centre for Biological Signalling Studies (BIOSS), Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the paper: SL ES RB. Designed experiments and supervised the project: RB. Conducted and interpreted experiments: SL. Performed Ca2+ imaging experiment: ES. Interpreted behavior data: SL. Analyzed Ca2+ imaging data: ES. Constructed the plasmids and worm strains: SL. Setup for calcium imaging experiment: ES.