2016 | USA | Lab Footage

The Earth Dwelling nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans.

  • 1 mins
  • Director | Du Cheng

The earth dwelling nematode worm C. elegans is model organism used by scientists to study the connections between neurons and behaviors. Their 302 neurons are readily seen through their transparent body. The little worm have very sharp sensations such as smelling odors that can’t be sensed by human, or temperature changes less than 0.1 degree. 

Scene 1 shows realtime speed of an adult C. elegans crawling on a phase contrast microscope with @iLabCam.

Scene 2 shows groups of C. elegans in different stage of their life in time lapse movie under a dissecting microscope with LabCam.

Scene 3 shows a transgenic C. elegans under fluorescent microscope with LabCam.

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