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?