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By Baruch Rinkevich (auth.), Baruch Rinkevich, Valeria Matranga (eds.)

Do actual stem cells and stem mobile lineages exist in reduce organisms? Can stem cells from one organism parasitize the soma and/or the germ line of conspecifics? Can differentiated cells in marine organisms be re-programmed to regenerate tissues, organs and appendages via novel de-differentiation, transdifferentiation, or re-differentiation methods, resulting in nearly all 3 germ layers, together with the germline? The optimistic solutions to above questions open a brand new street in stem phone learn: the biology of stem cells in marine organisms. it's hence unlucky that whereas the literature on stem telephone from terrestrial organisms is wealthy and increasing at an exponential cost, investigations on marine organisms’ stem cells are very restricted and scarce. by way of offering theoretical chapters, review essays and particular examine effects, this publication summarises the information and the hypotheses on stem cells in marine organisms via significant phyla and particular version organisms. The learn on stem cells from marine invertebrates could shed lighting fixtures on mechanisms selling immunity, developmental biology, regeneration and budding approaches in marine invertebrates, physique upkeep, getting older and senescence. It goals in encouraging a bigger medical group to stick with and examine the unconventional phenomena of stem cells behaviours as depicted from the few at the moment studied marine invertebrates.

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