On-chip analysis of C. elegans muscular forces and locomotion patterns in microstructured environmentsShazlina Johari, Volker Nock, Maan M. Alkaisi, Wenhui Wang
- Lab on a Chip, January 2013, Royal Society of Chemistry
- DOI: 10.1039/c3lc41403e
Worm on a run
What is it about?
Provides a platform that can 'see' how worms run in terms of force and speed under different circumstances.
Why is it important?
A first-of-its-kind system that enables system biologists to observe the subtle differences between mutant worms and therefore investigate into the genetic mechanisms of mechnosensation and locomotion for this tiny animal.