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  • Norio Shibata, Yoshihiko Umesono, Hidefumi Orii, Takeshi Sakurai, Kenji Watanabe, Kiyokazu Agata
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Developmental biology
  • 1999 (First Publication: 1 February 1999)
  • Planarians are known for their strong regenerative ability. This ability has been considered to reside in the totipotent somatic stem cell called the "neoblast." Neoblasts contain a uniqueExpand
  • Kazumi Matsubara, Hiroshi Tarui, +4 authors Yoichi Matsuda
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 (First Publication: 28 November 2006)
  • All snake species exhibit genetic sex determination with the ZZ/ZW type of sex chromosomes. To investigate the origin and evolution of snake sex chromosomes, we constructed, by FISH, a cytogeneticExpand
  • Yoshihiko Umesono, Katsutoshi Watanabe, Kiyokazu Agata
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Development, growth & differentiation
  • 1997 (First Publication: 1 December 1997)
  • To analyze the organization of planarian brain, a homolog of the homeobox-containing gene Orthopedia (Otp) from planarian, Djotp, was isolated. The homeodomain of Djotp differs from mouse Otp by onlyExpand
  • Kimihiro Sato, Norito Shibata, +5 authors Kenji Watanabe
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Development, growth & differentiation
  • 2006 (First Publication: 1 December 2006)
  • The planarian's remarkable regenerative ability is thought to be supported by the stem cells (neoblasts) found throughout its body. Here we report the identification of a subpopulation of neoblasts,Expand