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VideoLab: Heads and Tails

The flatworms known as planaria are proverbial for their ability to regenerate a head or tail properly when amputated (first clip in movie). But how does the organism "know" which end to regenerate? Gurley et al. found an answer in a molecular "switch", beta-catenin, a protein that regulates a variety of cell processes during development.

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Resource Type: Journal article/Issue, Video, Diagram
Audience Level: Undergraduate lower division 13-14, Undergraduate upper division 15-16, Graduate

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Authors and Editors: Kyle A. Gurley of Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Jochen C. Rink of Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah School of Medicine, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado of Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Publisher: AAAS
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