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Chapter title
Cilia
Chapter number 16
Book title
Cilia
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, January 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-3789-9_16
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-1-4939-3787-5, 978-1-4939-3789-9
Authors

King, Stephen M, Patel-King, Ramila S, Stephen M. King, Ramila S. Patel-King

Abstract

Planarian flatworms are carnivorous invertebrates with astounding regenerative properties. They have a ventral surface on which thousands of motile cilia are exposed to the extracellular environment. These beat in a synchronized manner against secreted mucus thereby propelling the animal forward. Similar to the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea is easy to maintain in the laboratory and is highly amenable to simple RNAi approaches through feeding with dsRNA. The methods are simple and robust, and the level of gene expression reduction that can be obtained is, in many cases, almost total. Moreover, cilia assembly and function is not essential for viability in this organism, as animals readily survive for weeks even with the apparent total absence of this organelle. Both genome and expressed sequence tag databases are available and allow design of vectors to target any desired gene of choice. Combined, these feature make planaria a useful model system in which to examine ciliary assembly and motility, especially in the context of a ciliated epithelium where many organelles beat in a hydrodynamically coupled synchronized manner. In addition, as planaria secrete mucus against which the cilia beat to generate propulsive force, this system may also prove useful for analysis of mucociliary interactions. In this chapter, we provide simple methods to maintain a planarian colony, knockdown gene expression by RNAi, and analyze the resulting animals for whole organism motility as well as ciliary architecture and function.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 22%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 22%
Student > Master 1 11%
Unknown 2 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 22%
Unspecified 1 11%
Unknown 3 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 January 2018.
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#7,756,674
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#2,809
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#125,608
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#3
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