Planform is available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux systems and can be downloaded from the following links.

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Version 2.2.18 – 6 Mar 2014

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Version 2.2.18 – 6 Mar 2014


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Version 2.2.18 – 6 Mar 2014


PlanformDB can be accessed with the software tool Planform, which facilitates the search, mining, and modification of the dataset.

The database is freely available for download from the following link.

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Version 2.5.0 – 8 Feb 2018


Planform is possible by the extraordinary dedication of a group of curators that have worked for a number of years in expanding the database and keeping it up to date with the new publications from the literature. In inverse chronological order, the curators that have contributed to the database are:


Planform: an application and database of graph-encoded planarian regenerative experiments
D. Lobo, T.J. Malone, M. Levin
Bioinformatics 29(8), pp. 1098-1100, 2013.

Towards a bioinformatics of patterning: a computational approach to understanding regulative morphogenesis
D. Lobo, T.J. Malone, M. Levin
Biology Open 2(2), pp. 156-169, 2013.
(Selected for the journal cover)

Modeling planarian regeneration: a primer for reverse-engineering the worm
D. Lobo, W.S. Beane, M. Levin
PLoS Computational Biology 8(4): e1002481, 2012.
(Selected for the journal cover)


Planform and PlanformDB are provided ‘as-is’, without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software or database.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software and database for any purpose and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:

  1. The origin of this software and database must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software and/or database.
  2. If you use this software and/or database in a work (any production in the scientific, literary, and artistic domain), an acknowledgment and citation (see publications above) in the work is required.
  3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any distribution.