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The regeneration of a whole foot from the cut end of a leg containing only the tibia

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When from the hind-leg of a salamander, the fibula is removed without injuring the remaining bones and the leg is later cut off through the tibia, the new part that regenerates will produce a whole foot with five toes, and also the distal end of the fibula. These structures are formed from material proliferated by the cut-end of the tibia alone.

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Wenn von dem Hinterbein des Salamanders die Fibula entfernt worden ist, ohne die übrigen Knochen zu verletzen und der untere Theil des Beines später in der Tibia abgeschnitten ist, bringt der regenerirte Theil einen ganzen Fuß mit fünf Zehen sowie das distale Ende der Fibula hervor, das allein von Material gebildet wird, welches aus dem abgeschnittenen Ende der Tibia hervorgesprosst ist.

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Reed, M.A. The regeneration of a whole foot from the cut end of a leg containing only the tibia. Archiv für Entwickelungsmechanik der Organismen 17, 150–154 (1903). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02161896

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  • Developmental Biology