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Cell. 2006 Jan 27;124(2):241-5.

Planarian regeneration: its end is its beginning.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, 84103, USA. sanchez@neuro.utah.edu

Abstract

Why does regeneration take place in some animals but not others? Increased understanding of gene function is required to dissect the genetics, cell biology, and physiological aspects that make regeneration possible. An unlikely model animal, the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea, is proving valuable in this endeavor.

PMID:
16439195
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2006.01.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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