Gap Junctional Blockade Stochastically Induces Different Species-Specific Head Anatomies in Genetically Wild-Type Girardia dorotocephala Flatworms.

Levin, Michael.
Emmons-Bell, Maya.
Durant, Fallon.
Hammelman, Jennifer.
Bessonov, Nicholas.
Volpert, Vitaly A., 1958-
Morokuma, Junji.
Pinet, Kaylinnette.
Adams, Dany Spencer.
Pietak, Alexis Mari, 1978-
Lobo, Daniel.

The shape of an animal body plan is constructed from protein components encoded by the genome. However, bioelectric networks composed of many cell types have their own intrinsic dynamics, and can drive distinct morphological outcomes during embryogenesis and regeneration. Planarian flatworms are a popular system for exploring body plan patterning due to their regenerative capacity, but despite con... read more

Regeneration (Biology)
Tufts University. Department of Biology.
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Emmons-Bell, M., F. Durant, J. Hammelman, N. Bessonov, V. Volpert, J. Morokuma, K. Pinet, D. S. Adams, A. Pietak, D. Lobo and M. Levin (2015). "Gap junctional blockade stochastically induces different species-specific head anatomies in geneticallywild-type Girardia dorotocephala flatworms." International Journal of Molecular Sciences 16(11): 27865-27896. doi: 10.3390/ijms161126065.
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