Culturing Hydra of the Same Species but of Different Sizes

  • Richard D. Campbell
  • Joann J. Otto


Size and morphology are controlled by patterning agents such as morphogenetic and positional information fields. In order to study the nature of these fields it is useful to be able to modify them. Controlling hydra size by varying the amounts of food given to them provides an experimental method for manipulating the sizes and properties of patterning fields, and also for obtaining hydra of particular sizes for experiments.


Feeding Rate Patterning Field Growth Balance Balance Cell Polyp Size 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard D. Campbell
    • 1
  • Joann J. Otto
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Developmental and Cell BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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