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From amputation to regeneration – researchers identify shared features of limb regeneration in crustaceans and vertebrates

From amputation to regeneration – researchers identify shared features of limb regeneration in crustaceans and vertebrates

Konstantinides & Averof find that crustaceans and vertebrates use a similar type of stem cell to regenerate their muscles. Their research points to a common basis for regeneration that may date back to the common ancestors of all bilaterian animals.

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