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Regeneration Insights from Sea Worm Gut Cells

The sea worm, Platynereis dumerilii, can regenerate its body parts (including the intestine, muscle, and epidermis) within a few days, utilizing gut cells that vary in regenerative potential based on their proximity to the tail. Utilizing fluorescent markers to track gut and proliferative cells near amputated areas, researchers from the National Centre for Scientific Research discovered insights into regeneration mechanisms in annelids (segmented worms). Learn more from The Company of Biologists.

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