Cell death and acid phosphatase activity in the regenerating planarian Polycelis tenuis Iijima.


A combination of microscopical, cytochemical, and biochemical techniques have been employed to study the changes occurring during the first seven days of blastema formation and regeneration after decapitation in adult Polycelis tenuis worms. Fine structural data reveal evidence of cell fragmentation, selective cell deletion, and phagocytosis at and below… (More)