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Stealing from the Future: Injured Larvae Spend Stem Cell Deposits.

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Summary of "Stealing from the Future: Injured Larvae Spend Stem Cell Deposits."

Because Drosophila larvae do not possess intestinal stem cells, it is unknown how damaged gut cells are replenished. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Houtz et al. (2019) show that larvae have a unique gut repair mechanism that involves borrowing stem cells originally reserved for adult gut formation.

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Name: Cell host & microbe
ISSN: 1934-6069
Pages: 301-303

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