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planaria

[plə′ner·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any flatworm of the turbellarian order Tricladida; the body is broad and dorsoventrally flattened, with anterior lateral projections, the auricles, and a pair of eyespots on the anterior dorsal surface.
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Like those planaria, they have learned something from 1994, when the Brady Law and the federal assault weapons ban played a major role in turning control of both houses of Congress over to the Republican Party.
The purpose of this experiment was to investigate the effects of glutamate on black planaria with respect to its rate of regeneration.
The Romans named the other five islands Pluvialia (Hierro), Nivaria (Tenerife), Capraria (Lanzarote), Planaria (Fuerteventura), and Junonia Minor (Gomera).
Chop one of the inch-long creatures into 300 pieces, and in a matter of days 300 planaria will be swimming around.
Similar effects of temperature on cell size have also been observed in Drosophila and planaria (Marsy and Robertson 1979; Partridge et al.
William's project was The Effect of Magnet Fields on Planaria Regeneration, and Anne studied the relationship with among chemotherapy, radiation and cognitive dysfunction in her project, Behind the Fog: Discovering the Truth Behind "Chemo Brain.
Oviedo's lab is approaching this question using tiny flatworms known as planaria.
Species with extremely high regeneration potential can be found in the invertebrates, for example, Hydra, Planaria, and colonial ascidians.
Planaria grown at 7 [degrees] C have cells that averaged 20-30% larger than the cells of planaria grown at 22 [degrees] C (Romero and Baguna 1991).
2006), digit regeneration in mice (Han et al, 2005), lens regeneration in newt (Grogg et al, 2005), and regenerative processes in planaria (Adell et al, 2010).