Growth, Degrowth and Regeneration as Developmental Phenomena in Adult Freshwater Planarians

  • Jaume Baguñà
  • Rafael Romero
  • Emili Saló
  • Joan Collet
  • Carme Auladell
  • Maria Ribas
  • Marta Riutort
  • Jordi García-Fernàndez
  • Ferràn Burgaya
  • David Bueno
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 195)


Freshwater planarians are Platyhelminthes belonging to the class Turbellaria, order Seriata, suborder Tricladida, infra-order Paludicola. The term Tricladida (or triclads) refers to the three main branches into which their digestive system are divided; Paludicola means members are inhabitants of freshwater habitats. Freshwater planarians are the best known planarians due to there easy culture and ease of handling under laboratory conditions and, because they have been, and still are, the most widely used turbellarian in experimental research, particularly with regards to regeneration (see Brønsted, 1969, and Gremigni, 1988, for general references).


Differentiate Cell Type Lateral Nerve Blastema Cell Intact Organism Blastema Formation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaume Baguñà
    • 1
  • Rafael Romero
    • 1
  • Emili Saló
    • 1
  • Joan Collet
    • 1
  • Carme Auladell
    • 1
  • Maria Ribas
    • 1
  • Marta Riutort
    • 1
  • Jordi García-Fernàndez
    • 1
  • Ferràn Burgaya
    • 1
  • David Bueno
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament de Genètica, Facultat de BiologiaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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