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Forward locomotion of the nematode C. elegans is achieved through modulation of a single gait
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A smooth transition from swimming to crawling is revealed, marked by a linear relationship between key locomotion metrics, and it is shown that environmental forces play only a small role in determining the shape of the worm, placing conditions on the minimal pattern of internal forces driving locomotion.
Gait Modulation in C. elegans: An Integrated Neuromechanical Model
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A model of C. elegans forward locomotion is presented that includes a neuromuscular control system that relies on a sensory feedback mechanism to generate undulations and is integrated with a physical model of the body and environment and reproduces the entire swim-crawl transition with no modulatory mechanism.
Swimming at low Reynolds number: a beginners guide to undulatory locomotion
Undulatory locomotion is a means of self-propulsion that relies on the generation and propagation of waves along a body. As a mode of locomotion it is primitive and relatively simple, yet can be
Adaptive Undulatory Locomotion of a C. elegans Inspired Robot
Although significant progress has been made in the development of robots with serpentine properties, the issues of motion control and adaptation to environmental constraints still require substantial
C. elegans locomotion : an integrated approach
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An integrated neuromechancial model of C. elegans forward locomotion is applied, which demonstrates the ability to qualitatively and quantitatively account for locomotion across a range of media from water to agar, as well as in more complex (heterogeneous) environments.
Undulatory Locomotion
Undulatory locomotion is a means of self-propulsion that relies on the generation and propagation of waves along a body. As a mode of locomotion it is primitive and relatively simple, yet can be
The role of body wall muscles in C. elegans locomotion
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A detailed electrophysiological model is constructed which suggests that the body wall muscles of C. elegans function, to a first approximation, as mere actuators and have no obvious rhythm generating role, and it is shown that within this model inter-muscular coupling is too weak to have a significant electrical effect.
C. elegans locomotion: a unified multidisciplinary perspective
Address: 1School of Computing, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK, 2School of Physics, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK, 3Bioelectronics Research Centre, Department of Electronics and
Endothelial IGF‐1 receptor mediates crosstalk with the gut wall to regulate microbiota in obesity
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It is shown that IGF‐1R facilitates crosstalk between the EC and the gut wall; this crosStalk protects against diet‐induced obesity, as a result of an altered gut microbiota.
Caenorhabditis elegans body wall muscles are simple actuators
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A detailed electrophysiological model is constructed which suggests that the body wall muscles in Caenorhabditis elegans function, to a first approximation, as mere actuators and have no obvious rhythm generating role, and shows that within this model inter-muscular coupling is too weak to have a significant electrical effect.
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