planaria


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planaria

(pləˈnɛːrɪə)
pl n
(Animals) freshwater or saltwater flatworms of the family Planariidae, that are widely used in laboratory work because of their ability to regenerate parts of the body easily
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Noun1.planaria - free-swimming mostly freshwater flatwormsplanaria - free-swimming mostly freshwater flatworms; popular in laboratory studies for the ability to regenerate lost parts
flatworm, platyhelminth - parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body
class Turbellaria, Turbellaria - free-living flatworms
References in classic literature ?
The existence of a division of the genus Planaria, which inhabits the dry land, interested me much.
One study, with planaria, demonstrated that both LVM and cocaine increased stereotyped movements and that the two drugs interacted synergistically when combined (Tallarida et al.
2009), and loss of function of the so ortholog prevents eye formation during regeneration in planaria (Pineda et al.
para platelmintos la unica especie registrada fue la planaria Pacifides psammophilus; para poriferos la esponja Sigmadocia edapha; y para sipunculidos el gusano cacahuate Golfingia sp.
Murugan NJ, Karbowski LM, Lafrenie RM, Persinger MA (2013) Temporally-patterned magnetic fields induce complete fragmentation in planaria.
It all began in the 1960s when two graduate students at the University of Texas, James McConnell and Robert Thompson, performed a series of historic experiments on planaria, or flatworms as they are commonly known.
Other winners at the fair included Matthew Pacenka - Fun in the Sun Affect Planaria Regeneration; and Connor Glasier - The Effects of Caffeine & Analgesics on Fruit Fly Memory and Learning, Honorable Mention.
La pesca pelagica en esos mares esta siempre llena de micro organismos: amphipoda, leucifer, copepodos, salpas, sagitte, hidromedusas, doliolum, radiolarie, zoea y halobales; tambien recogieron muchos planaria, pequenos physalia, algunos glaucus y cefalopodos.
Un gusano de agua dulce, plano, no parasitico, del genero Planaria tiene la envidiable capacidad de regenerar, cuando es decapitado, una nueva cabeza en el curso de un par de semanas.
Planaria rely on these cells, called neoblasts, to regenerate lost body parts.