Discussion questions to help guide students examining a graph of number of mitoses vs time for planaria injured or had amputations of their tails.
A graph of the number of mitosis following an incision or amputation in planaria is provided. The biological content covered is stem cells, mitosis, regeneration, and wound healing. A student handout is provided and contains a link to the original manuscript for the data point, a link to a video on planarian regeneration, summary background information, and questions that can be answered that relate to reading a graph and interpreting the information for its biological significance.
Cite this work
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
- Marz, A., Buntz, J., Meiers, S. (2018). Stem Cells in Planaria Regeneration and Wound Healing. HHMI BioInteractive FMN (2017), QUBES Educational Resources. doi:10.25334/Q44090