Regeneration and Renewal versus Loss and Death

  • Werner A. Müller


When we think of regeneration, we usually imagine the reconstruction of lost body parts. However, this is only one among several regenerative events that organisms perform.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner A. Müller
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  1. 1.Zoologisches Institut—PhysiologieUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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