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Contact: Phillip Newmark, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana

Planarian Flatworm

Caption: The intestine of the planarian, Schmidtea mediterranea, is a model for stem cell-based organogenesis. In this image, intestinal cells (green) are labeled with a monoclonal antibody that recognizes intestinal phagocytes. Enteric muscles surrounding each intestinal branch are labeled with a second antibody (pseudocolored in blue).

Credit: David Forsthoefel, Newmark laboratory

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