This will be a very, very short post. As usual, I was thinking…
As I am researching planarians more than ever for a project that I’ll tell the world about soon, I realized that I have never seen any work relating planarians and viruses. I intend to write a more complete post, but for the time being, here’s what is bugging me:
Practically everywhere I look it says that every organism on earth is a target for at least a viral species. There are even viruses that infect other viruses!
(this is terribly interesting; I hope to have time to talk about it soon)
And yet, again, I have been unable to find out any information about viral planarian infections. The most I have found is a couple of papers that report viral-like DNA sequences in planarian genes, not current infections… Hmmm… Processing, processing….
What are you hiding, little guy; what can you teach us?