Planarian Regeneration - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080128764, 9781483186290

Planarian Regeneration

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs in Pure and Applied Biology: Zoology

Authors: H. V. Brøndsted
Editors: G. A. Kerkut
eBook ISBN: 9781483186290
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 288
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Planarian Regeneration deals with regeneration problems including embryogenesis and morphogenesis. The book compares the principles involved in the regeneration processes with those in ontogenesis from the egg. The author also reviews the works of Thomas H. Morgan and Charles M. Child which became the basis for systematic scientific investigation of regeneration. The head regenerates vigorously, with a faster rate behind the eyes, then at various levels along the longitudinal axis of the planarian body. A time-graded regeneration includes inhibitory forces and some genetic codes that determine such rate. The time-graded field has been proven by transplantation experiments; the author addresses the morphological structure to which biochemical factors or processes determine the different rate of regeneration. He notes that the nervous system conforms to these processes as shown by studies of Lender and Klein (1961). The author suggests that the study of regeneration in planarians should involve time considerations quantitatively to explain some substance, if any, from the nervous system that activates the cytoplasm of neoblasts, and then the genome. This book will prove valuable for zoologists and researchers in genetics, biochemistry or molecular biology.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Historical Introduction

Chapter 3 Systematics, Morphology and Cytology

Chapter 4 Morgan and Child

Chapter 5 Head-frequency and the Time-graded Regeneration Field

Chapter 6 Polarity

Chapter 7 Organization of the Blastema

Chapter 8 Epimorphic and Morphallactic Histo- and Organogenesis

Chapter 9 Induction and Organization

Chapter 10 Inhibition Phenomena

Chapter 11 Distribution of Neoblasts in the Planarian Body

Chapter 12 Migration and Multiplication of Neoblasts

Chapter 13 The Nervous System and Regeneration

Chapter 14 Heteromorphoses and Reindividualization

Chapter 15 Influence of Size, Age and Starvation on Regeneration Rate and Amount

Chapter 16 Influence of Temperature on Rate of Regeneration

Chapter 17 Asexual Reproduction

Chapter 18 Morphogenetic Gradients and Levels of Metabolism. Child's Hypothesis

Chapter 19 Biochemical Investigations on Planarian Regeneration

Chapter 20 Biophysics and Planarian Regeneration

Chapter 21 Engrams in Planarians

Chapter 22 The Genetic Code and Planarian Regeneration

Chapter 23 Attempt at a Synthesis



Author Index

Subject and Species Index

Other Titles in the Zoology Division


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About the Author

H. V. Brøndsted

About the Editor

G. A. Kerkut

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