Dugesia dorotocephala

Overview
Full NameDugesia dorotocephala
GenusDugesia
Speciesdorotocephala
Common NameD. dorotocephala
AbbreviationDdo
  • D. dorotocephala is found in running and standing waters across North America.
  • The full grown animals are on average are 30mm long and 3.5mm wide.
  • The head is triangular with a rather pointed anterior tip.
  • The auricles are elongated and sharply pointed. They extend laterally, but they are usually held elevated while the worm is moving.
  • The coloration on the dorsal side is composed of spots of various shades of brown, white, and black.
  • The ventral side is less pigmented than the dorsal side.
  • Their reproduction is asexual by fission.

Reference: R Kenk, Oceanography and Limnology Program (Smithsonian Institution), United States Environmental Protection Agency. Freshwater planarians (Turbellaria) of North America. Washington, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1972.

Feature Summary
The following features are currently present for this organism
Feature TypeCount
polypeptide28,547
mRNA28,547
CDS28,547
Downloads

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Transcriptome

Ddorotocephala.nt

Coding Sequence

Ddorotocephala.cds.nt

Translated Amino Acid Sequence

Ddorotocephala.aa

Source

Where to Purchase

D. dorotocephala can be ordered as "brown" planaria from Carolina Biological Supply or Ward's Science.

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