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Regenerative Capacity of the Upside-down Jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana

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Gamero-Mora, Edgar [1] ; Halbauer, Roland [2] ; Bartsch, Vanessa [2] ; Stampar, Sergio N. [3] ; Morandini, Andre C. [1, 4]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, Rua Matao, Travessa 14, 101 Cidade Univ, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Vienna Zoo, Maxingstr 13b, A-1130 Vienna - Austria
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho UN, LEDA, Dept Ciencias Biol, FCL Assis, BR-19806900 Assis, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Biol Marinha, Rod Manuel Hypolito Rego, Km 131-5, BR-11600000 Sao Sebastiao, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: ZOOLOGICAL STUDIES; v. 58, DEC 4 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

This study provides the first observation that umbrellar tissue can lead to the formation of virtually all body structures in jellyfish of the order Rhizostomeae. The regeneration process was observed in two specimens of the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana Bigelow, 1892, one housed at the Vienna Zoo, Austria and the other in a laboratory at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The process was triggered by an injury and ended with the formation of two new sets of body structures. Our observation offers evidence that C. xamachana has a hidden regenerative capacity exceeding that previously recorded. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/24408-4 - Evolution and diversity of Ceriantharia (Cnidaria)
Grantee:Sérgio Nascimento Stampar
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/21007-9 - Recognizing the diversity of jellyfishes (Medusozoa, Rhopaliophora)
Grantee:André Carrara Morandini
Support type: Regular Research Grants