Getting a Head with Regeneration
Posted June 1, 2016 at 9:27 pm by Tim Dustrude
Invertebrates, or animals without a spine, are the masters of regeneration. Many animals are able to regrow missing or damaged body parts and some can even regrow an entirely new animal from just a small segment of tissue.
If you cut sponges, planarian worms, and hydra into pieces, they will regrow complete and normal animals from most, if not all, of the pieces.
Chop certain kinds of sea stars or hemichordates in two and both halves will grow into complete animals. Nearly all annelid worms can regenerate tail segments and some can even regenerate their head.
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