Vertically and horizontally-transmitted memories - the fading boundaries between regeneration and inheritance in planaria.Neuhof, Moran.
The Weismann barrier postulates that genetic information passes only from the germline to the soma and not in reverse, thus providing an obstacle to the inheritance of acquired traits. Certain organisms such as planaria - flatworms that can reproduce through asymmetric fission - avoid the limitations of this barrier, thus blurring the distinction between the processes of inheritance and developmen... read more
- Regeneration (Biology)
- Tufts University. Department of Biology.
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- Neuhof, M., Levin, M., & Rechavi, O. (2016). Vertically- and horizontally-transmitted memories - the fading boundaries between regeneration and inheritance in planaria. Biology Open, 5(9), 1177-1188. doi:10.1242/bio.020149.