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Planarians are an amazing model system for studying regeneration due to their large population of stem cells. A critical technique in studying stem cell dynamics is to eliminate stem cells through exposure to gamma or X-ray radiation. These techniques require expensive equipment. The goal of this project was to develop a cheap alternative to kill stem cells by using the cell cycle inhibitor hydroxyurea.
Dr. Ryan King, Biology
biology, planarians, stem cells
Foerstel, Renata, "Chemical Ablation of Stem Cells" (2022). Student Presentations. 64.