Dugesia japonica

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Dugesia japonica
Two headed Dugesia japonica.jpg
Two headed D. japonica that regenerated from a trunk fragment exposed to Praziquantel.[1]
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D. japonica
Binomial name
Dugesia japonica
Ichikawa & Kawakatsu, 1964

Dugesia japonica is a species of dugesiid triclad that inhabits the freshwater bodies of East Asia. Because it is under the genus Dugesia, it is also sometimes considered a type of planarian.[2]

Phylogeny[edit]

D. japonica position in relation with other Dugesia species after the work of Lázaro et al., 2009:[3]

 Dugesia 

 D. sicula

 D. aethiopica

 D. japonica

 D. ryukyuensis

 D. notogaea

 D. bengalensis

 D. subtentaculata

 D. gonocephala

 D. liguriensis

 D. etrusca

 D. ilvana

 D. benazzii

 D. hepta

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nogi, T.; Zhang, D.; Chan, J. D.; Marchant, J. S. (2009). Keiser, Jennifer, ed. "A Novel Biological Activity of Praziquantel Requiring Voltage-Operated Ca2+ Channel β Subunits: Subversion of Flatworm Regenerative Polarity". PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 3 (6): e464. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000464. PMC 2694594. PMID 19554083.
  2. ^ Hong-Chung, Pan (March 2008). "EFFECT OF MEDIUM pH ON POPULATION GROWTH,ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION AND ACTIVITY OF SIX ENZYMES OF DUGESIA JAPONICA". Acta Hydr Sin Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica.
  3. ^ Lázaro, E. M.; Sluys, R.; Pala, M.; Stocchino, G. A.; Baguñà, J.; Riutort, M. (2009). "Molecular barcoding and phylogeography of sexual and asexual freshwater planarians of the genus Dugesia in the Western Mediterranean (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Dugesiidae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 52 (3): 835–845. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2009.04.022. PMID 19435604.