"... Here we present a detailed demonstration of a virtual C. elegans
aimed at integrating these data in the form of a 3D dynamic model operating in a simulated physical environment. Our current
demonstration includes a realistic flexible worm body model, muscular system and a partially implemented ventral neural cord.
Our virtual C. elegans demonstrates successful forward and backward locomotion when sending sinusoidal patterns of neuronal
activity to groups of motor neurons.
Palyanov A, Khayrulin S, Larson SD, Dibert A (2011) Towards a virtual C. elegans: a framework for simulation and visualization of the neuromuscular system in a 3D physical environment. In Silico Biol 11:137-47 [PubMed]