Geometrical structure of the neuronal network of Caenorhabditis elegans

S. Morita, K. I. Oshio, Y. Osana, Y. Funabashi, Kotaro Oka, K. 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 Sep 15



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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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