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3.1: Planaria

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  • For an introduction to planaria as a model system for regeneration, read the section "The Building Blocks for Modeling Planaria."

    Lobo D, Beane WS, Levin M (2012) Modeling Planarian Regeneration: A Primer for Reverse-Engineering the Worm. PLoS Comput Biol 8(4): e1002481.


    How do scientists begin to identify genes responsible for regeneration?

    Refer back to the tools in our developmental biology toolbox (Section 1.4). Which of these tools reveal the role of a gene in a process?

    Which of these tools do you see used in the video below and the papers we will discuss in class?



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