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dc.creatorSunderland, Mary E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T14:02:00Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T14:02:00Z
dc.date.created2010-03-15en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-10
dc.identifier.otherembryo:127626en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/1999
dc.description.abstractAlejandro Sánchez Alvarado's laboratory group has employed molecular tools to investigate old questions about regeneration and as a result have identified some of the molecular mechanisms determining polarity. Recent work by his group has shown Wnt-β-catenin signaling determines whether a tail or a head will form during regeneration in planarians. This study was motivated by work Thomas Hunt Morgan conducted in the late nineteenth century. Morgan observed that during regeneration a planarian cut into rather small pieces would sometimes regenerate a head at both its anterior and posterior end rather than a head and a tail. This led Morgan to think the size of the piece must affect the regenerative process.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rights© Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectExperimenten_US
dc.subject.lcshSánchez Alvarado, Alejandroen_US
dc.subject.meshRegenerationen_US
dc.title"β-Catenin Defines Head Versus Tail Identity During Planarian Regeneration and Homeostasis" (2007), by Kyle A. Gurley, Jochen C. Rink, and Alejandro Sánchez Alvaradoen_US
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dc.subject.embryoExperimentsen_US
dc.subject.tagRegenerationen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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