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Stem Cells in Planaria Regeneration and Wound Healing

By Aylin Marz1, Jennifer Buntz2, Susan Meiers3

1. Norfolk State University 2. Dine College 3. Western Illinois University

Discussion questions to help guide students examining a graph of number of mitoses vs time for planaria injured or had amputations of their tails.

Listed in Teaching Materials | resource by group HHMI BioInteractive FMN (2017)

Version 1.0 - published on 20 Feb 2018 doi:10.25334/Q44090 - cite this

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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.

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