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Biomechanics of Nematode Locomotion and Movement Patterns

EasyChair Preprint no. 13266

9 pagesDate: May 13, 2024


Nematodes, commonly known as roundworms, are ubiquitous organisms found in various habitats across the globe. Despite their diminutive size, nematodes exhibit remarkable locomotion capabilities that enable them to navigate through diverse environments. Understanding the biomechanics underlying nematode locomotion and movement patterns is crucial for elucidating their ecological roles, interactions with other organisms, and potential applications in biomimetics. This paper provides an overview of the biomechanical principles governing nematode locomotion, encompassing aspects such as muscle structure and function, hydrostatic skeleton mechanics, neural control, and environmental influences. Additionally, it explores the diverse movement patterns displayed by nematodes in response to different environmental stimuli and physiological states. By synthesizing existing knowledge and identifying research gaps, this paper aims to stimulate further investigations into the fascinating biomechanics of nematode locomotion.

Keyphrases: Biomechanics, locomotion, nematode

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  author = {Robert Smith and Julia Anderson},
  title = {Biomechanics of Nematode Locomotion and Movement Patterns},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 13266},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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