February 15, 2012      

Caenorhabditis elegans is a remarkable worm. Less than one milimeter in size, the hermaphroditic, soil-dwelling nematode bears all the physiological systems we associate with higher animals including digestive, muscular, and reproductive systems.

Completely transparent, every C. elegans cell can be viewed under a microscope. This fact, allied with the simplicity of the worm's design, has meant that C. elegans has become a model organism in both genetics and systems biology.

Locomotion is con...

Thank You for Reading Robotics Business Review!

Reading this content requires a free membership.
To continue reading, please sign up for an RBR Insider account.