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    Université de Fribourg

    Whole-body regeneration in the colonial tunicate Botrylloides leachii

    Blanchoud, Simon ; Rinkevich, Buki ; Wilson, Megan J.

    In: Marine Organisms as Model Systems in Biology and Medicine, 2018, p. 337–355

    The colonial marine invertebrate Botrylloides leachii belongs to the Tunicata subphylum, the closest invertebrate relatives to the vertebrate group and the only known class of chordates that can undergo whole-body regeneration (WBR). This dramatic developmental process allows a minute isolated fragment of B. leachii’s vascular system, or a colony excised of all adults, to restore a...