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Tissue Transplantations in Planarians

  • José I. Rojo-Laguna
  • Emili SalóEmail author
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Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1774)

Abstract

Tissue transplantation is an important tool for in vivo studies of pattern organization and axis establishment or maintenance in planarians. Further, transplants can inform on cell movements under different regenerative conditions or genetic backgrounds. Here, we detail classical grafting strategies that have been variously employed in planarian research over the last few decades. These protocols remain similarly useful for addressing current and future questions in the field and the step-by-step protocol that we provide allows facile adaptation of this important method into the experimental repertoire of a laboratory.

Key words

Planarian Transplantation Graft Tissue Axis Patterning Neoblast 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by grant BFU2011-22786 (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Spain) to E.S., and grant 2014 SGR 687 (AGAUR) to E.S. J.I.R-L received a FPI fellowship from the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Spain).

Supplementary material

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Video showing the different steps to proceed in the host immobilization (Sarcophagus) (MP4 135851 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Genetics Microbiology and Statistics and Institute of Biomedicine IBUBUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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