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The pharyngeal nervous system orchestrates feeding behavior in planarians.

Planarians exhibit traits of cephalization however are distinctive amongst bilaterians in that they ingest meals by the use of goal-directed actions of a trunk-positioned pharynx, following protrusion of the pharynx out of the physique, elevating the query of how planarians management such a posh set of physique actions for attaining strong feeding. Here, we use the freshwater planarian Dugesia japonica to point out that an remoted pharynx...