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Planarians

Known as: Planaria, Planarian 
Nonparasitic free-living flatworms of the class Turbellaria. The most common genera are Dugesia, formerly Planaria, which lives in water, and… Expand
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
A pluripotent adult stem cell underlies flatworms’ amazing regenerative ability. Pluripotent cells in the embryo can generate all… Expand
Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Whole‐mount in situ hybridization (WISH) is a powerful tool for visualizing gene expression patterns in specific cell and tissue… Expand
Review
2007
Review
2007
Many fully developed metazoan tissues remain in a state of flux throughout life. During physiological cell turnover, older… Expand
Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
We have identified two genes, smedwi-1 and smedwi-2, expressed in the dividing adult stem cells (neoblasts) of the planarian… Expand
Review
2004
Review
2004
The principles underlying regeneration in planarians have been explored for over 100 years through surgical manipulations and… Expand
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Review
2002
Review
2002
Freshwater planarians were a classic model for studying the problems of development and regeneration. However, as attention… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
In a diverse group of organisms that includes Caenorhabditis elegans , Drosophila, planaria, hydra, trypanosomes, fungi and… Expand
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Review
2000
Review
2000
Changes in ploidy occurred early in the diversification of some animal and plant lineages and represent an ongoing phenomenon in… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
The singular regenerative abilities of planarians require a population of stem cells known as neoblasts. In response to wounding… Expand
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Metazoan regeneration is one of the least understood fundamental problems of biology. The lack of progress in understanding this… Expand
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