Potential role of a ventral nerve cord central pattern generator in forward and backward locomotion in Caenorhabditis elegans

@inproceedings{Olivares2018PotentialRO,
  title={Potential role of a ventral nerve cord central pattern generator in forward and backward locomotion in Caenorhabditis elegans},
  author={Erick O. Olivares and Eduardo J. Izquierdo and Randall D. Beer},
  booktitle={Network Neuroscience},
  year={2018}
}
C. elegans locomotes in an undulatory fashion, generating thrust by propagating dorsoventral bends along its body. Although central pattern generators (CPGs) are typically involved in animal locomotion, their presence in C. elegans has been questioned, mainly because there has been no evident circuit that supports intrinsic network oscillations. With a fully reconstructed connectome, the question of whether it is possible to have a CPG in the ventral nerve cord (VNC) of C. elegans can be… CONTINUE READING

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