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Polarity reversal in nerve-free hydra

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Science  19 Aug 1977:
Vol. 197, Issue 4305, pp. 771-773
DOI: 10.1126/science.887920

Abstract

Hydra experimentally depleted of all nerve cells and nerve stem cells (interstitial cells) demonstrate normal polarity reversal. Thus hydra epithelial cells are capable of controlling complex developmental patterning phenomena.