Geometrical structure of the neuronal network of Caenorhabditis elegans

Satoru Morita, Ken ichi Oshio, Yuko Osana, Yasuhiro Funabashi, Kotaro Oka, Kiyoshi Kawamura

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The neuronal network of the soil nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), which is a good prototype for biological studies, is investigated. Here, the neuronal network is simplified as a graph. We use three indicators to characterize the graph; vertex degree, generalized eccentricity (GE), and complete subgraphs. The graph has the central part and the strong clustering structure. We present a simple model, which shows that the neuronal network has a high-dimensional geometrical structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-561
Number of pages9
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Sept 15


  • C. elegans
  • Geometrical structure
  • Graph theory
  • Neuronal network
  • Small world

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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