The New Guinea flatworm
is a dark-brown predatory worm that was first discovered on the island New Guinea.
Reddien and his lab have spent over a decade unraveling the mysteries of regeneration using a small flatworm
, called the planarian.
that attacks snails has two different hosts during its life cycle.
"While existing control is primarily based on chemotherapy, there is a real risk that this strategy is unsustainable due to the generation of parasites resistant to the limited drugs currently being used." Significant investment by the Wellcome Trust in flatworm
genome sequencing projects over the past 20 years has provided a critical boost for research in this neglected area.
I tried to call a flatworm
to ask what he knew about all this, but just got this answerphone message: "I'm sorry, half of me isn't here at the moment.
Schistosomiasis - also known as bilharzia, snail fever, or Katayama fever - is caused by flatworm
parasites that live in the blood vessels of the bladder and intestines.
That may have triggered outbreaks of the water-borne flatworm
disease known as schistosomiasis.
We herein test a hypothesis concerning the origins of flatworm
parasitism in vertebrate blood based on new and all available 28S rDNA sequence data.
The warning is being sounded over a voracious species called the New Guinea flatworm
. It is already on a list of the 100 most dangerous invasive species in the world as it has a relentless appetite for native snails and earthworms in places where it has been introduced.
Apart from people there's lots of animals, from red harvester ants to flatworm
nematodes to empathetic chimps and matriarchal baboons, along with Antarctic penguins, vampire bats, rats and the amoebae dictyostelium discoideum.
(Speaking of other-wordly, the Icebox is home to a unique species of flatworm
, the pink planarian, found no other place in the world.
The disease is caused by a parasitic flatworm
that infects the livers of various mammals, including humans.
GLOBETROTTING Emily Buckley returned from a trip with a strange souvenir - a 6cm-long flatworm
living in her arm.
But now researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research here have developed a novel system for tracking stem cells in the flatworm
The terrestrial flatworm
Bipalium adventitium Hyman, 1943 has been introduced throughout northern North America (Ducey, et al., 2005; Ducey, et al., 2007).