Regenerative Capacity of the Upside-down Jellyfish

This manuscript provides evidence that the adult jellyfish stage of C. xamachana has the ability to regenerate virtually any structure from umbrellar tissue. The regeneration process was triggered by an injury and ended with the formation of two new sets of body structures. These types of observations can lead to research to solve questions such as, why is the medusa generation of structures regulated in such a way that it is not normally observed at the level recorded here? Or, what are the factors that stimulate pluripotentiality and then regeneration in Scyphozoans? The use of appropriate experimental designs is essential for understanding regeneration in non-bilaterian metazoans and its evolution in the animal kingdom.

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