Theory of the locomotion of nematodes: Dynamics of undulatory progression on a surface.

@article{Niebur1991TheoryOT,
  title={Theory of the locomotion of nematodes: Dynamics of undulatory progression on a surface.},
  author={Ernst Niebur and Paul Erd{\"o}s},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={1991},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={1132-46}
}
We develop a model of the undulatory locomotion of nematodes, in particular that of Caenorhabditis elegans, based on mechanics. The model takes into account the most important forces acting on a moving worm and allows the computer simulation of a creeping nematode. These forces are produced by the interior pressure in the liquid-filled body cavity, the elasticity of the cuticle, the excitation of certain sets of muscles and the friction between the body and its support.We propose that muscle… CONTINUE READING

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