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Correction ARTICLE

Front. Neuroanat., 03 May 2016 |

Corrigendum: Unexpected Variation in Neuroanatomy among Diverse Nematode Species

Ziduan Han1, Stephanie Boas1 and Nathan E. Schroeder1,2*
  • 1Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA
  • 2Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

A corrigendum on
Unexpected Variation in Neuroanatomy among Diverse Nematode Species

by Han, Z., Boas, S., and Schroeder, N. E. (2016). Front. Neuroanat. 9:162. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2015.00162

The complete number of ventral nerve cord (VNC) neurons for Ascaris suum should be given as 72 in the introduction and Table 1. The 55 VNC neurons listed in our publication refers only to the five repeating segments of 11 neurons as discussed in Stretton et al. (1978). An additional 17 neurons are found outside of these repeating segments within the A. suum VNC (see Stretton and Maule, 2013 for review).

This correction does not impact the results or the conclusions reached in our study.

Author Contributions

All authors listed, have made substantial, direct and intellectual contribution to the work, and approved it for publication.

Conflict of Interest Statement

The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.


We are thankful to Dr. Antony Stretton for noting the correct number of VNC neurons in A. suum.


Stretton, A. O. W., Fishpool, R. M., Southgate, E., Donmoyer, J. E., Walrond, J. P., Moses, J. E., et al. (1978). Structure and physiological activity of the motoneurons of the nematode Ascaris. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 75, 3493–3497.

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Stretton, A. O. W., and Maule, A. G. (2013) The neurobiology of Ascaris and other parasitic nematodes, in Ascaris: The Neglected Parasite, ed Holland, C. (London, UK: Academic Press), 127–152.

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Keywords: invertebrate, amphid, phasmid, Pratylenchus, Meloidogyne, Heterodera, Heterorhabditis, heterochrony

Citation: Han Z, Boas S and Schroeder NE (2016) Corrigendum: Unexpected Variation in Neuroanatomy among Diverse Nematode Species. Front. Neuroanat. 10:52. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2016.00052

Received: 06 April 2016; Accepted: 21 April 2016;
Published: 03 May 2016.

Edited and reviewed by: Agustín González, Universida Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Copyright © 2016 Han, Boas and Schroeder. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

*Correspondence: Nathan E. Schroeder,