Amitosis of Polyploid Cells Regenerates Functional Stem Cells in the Intestine

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Lucchetta and Ohlstein describe an unexpected mechanism of stem cell replacement in the Drosophila intestine. They found that in some situations where many stem cells are lost, they can be replaced through a process of ploidy reduction, or amitosis, of differentiated polyploid cells to regenerate functional stem cells.

from Cell Stem Cell
via Bhaskar Chanda UHN


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