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Re: how does a planaria regenerate?

Date: Sun Jan 10 10:02:42 1999
Posted By: Eric Maass, MadSci Admin
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 914645613.Gb

Here are a couple of links that discuss how planaria regenerate:

Planaria regeneraton

Planaria discussion, comparison of regeneration to asexual reproduction

Some animals with simple body plans, like the hydra polyp and the flatworm, can regenerate complete body from small fragments of themselves- that is why it is like asexual reproduction.

Crabs can replace legs that are lost.

Here are some links that discuss regeneration within amphibians such as frogs and other animals:

Regeneration in frogs

Regeneration page

Regeneration in mammals

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