The planarian P2X homolog in the regulation of asexual reproduction.

  title={The planarian P2X homolog in the regulation of asexual reproduction.},
  author={Toshihide Sakurai and Hayoung Lee and Makoto Kashima and Yumi Saito and Tetsutaro Hayashi and Tomomi Kudome-Takamatsu and Osamu Nishimura and Kiyokazu Agata and Norito Shibata},
  journal={The International journal of developmental biology},
  volume={56 1-3},
The growth in size of freshwater planarians in response to nutrient intake is limited by the eventual separation of tail and body fragments in a process called fission. The resulting tail fragment regenerates the entire body as an artificially amputated tail fragment would do, and the body fragment regenerates a tail, resulting in two whole planarians. This regenerative ability is supported by pluripotent somatic stem cells, called neoblasts, which are distributed throughout almost the entire… CONTINUE READING

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