Fragmenting oligochaete Enchytraeus japonensis: a new material for regeneration study.

@article{Myohara1999FragmentingOE,
  title={Fragmenting oligochaete Enchytraeus japonensis: a new material for regeneration study.},
  author={Maroko Myohara and Chikako Yoshida-Noro and Fumiko Kobari and Shin Tochinai},
  journal={Development, growth & differentiation},
  year={1999},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={549-55}
}
Enchytraeus japonensis, a recently described terrestrial oligochaete, reproduces asexually by fragmentation and subsequent regeneration. Taking notice of its high potential as a new material for regeneration study, detailed studies were undertaken on the regeneration and reproduction of E. japonensis. The full-grown body divided into 6-13 fragments that regenerated into complete individuals in 4 days, grew to full length in 10 days, and then fragmented again. Regeneration of the head and tail… CONTINUE READING

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