Planarian resistance to blades and bugs

Christian P. Petersen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Planarians famously can regenerate after decapitation. In this issue, Abnave et al. (2014) find they resist infection by multiple bacterial species pathogenic to humans, Drosophila and C. elegans, including M. tuberculosis. These results identify a conserved gene controlling phagocytosis and establish planarians as a powerful system for analyzing host-pathogen interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-272
Number of pages2
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 10 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology


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