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The nervous system and asexual multiplication

Date: 1.1.1995-
Code: 8656
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MNF), Dept. of Biology
Address: BioCity, Artillerigatan 6, FIN-20520 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 603
Fax +358-2-2154 748
E-mail Margaretha.Gustafsson@abo.fi
Project leader: FD Margaretha Gustafsson, assistent, docent (1.1.1995-)
Researchers: FL Maria Reuter (1.1.1995-)
FM Katja Mäntylä (1.2.1996-)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- basic research 100 %
ŇA internal financing: FIM 4700
Man months: Totally: 36 months
Partners: Prof.D.Halton, Queen's University of Belfast, UK; Dr.N.Terenina, parasitologiska institutionen, RAS, Moskva
Keywords: könlös förökning, nervsystemet, suvuton lisääntyminen, hermosto, parasitiska plattmaskar, könlös förökning, nervsystemet, parasitic flatworms, asexual multiplication, nervous system,

Flatworm kan multiply sexually and asexually.The ability to multiply asexually has greatly enhanced the success of the flatworms, especially for the parasitic groups.Thus one fluke egg can give rise to one million infective larvae.The role of the nervous sytem for the asexual multiplication is unknown and will be studied in this project.

Publication(s)

16.2.1996 / 12.8.1997