Locomotion Behaviour

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Date created
2004
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Abstract
By far the most characteristic traits of nematodes are their extremely narrow streamlined body and undulatory style of locomotion, useful in their common burrowing habit. These traits have enabled them to be successful in an amazingly wide range of free-living and parasitic environments that is without parallel in other meiofauna. This review examines what is known of the mechanism of this locomotion and its adaptations to various environments in the light of their unique body architecture and neuromuscular system.
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Burr, A.H. Jay, Robinson, Forest A. "Locomotion Behaviour" in Nematode Behaviour, Randy Gaugler and Anwar L. Bilgrami (eds). Cambridge, MA : CABI Publishing, 2004. 25-62.
Document title
Locomotion Behaviour
Editor
Randy Gaugler and Anwar L. Bilgrami
Publisher
CABI Publishing
Date
2004
First page
25
Last page
62
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Peer reviewed?
Yes
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Locomotion-Chap02BurrRobinson.pdf 1.76 MB