Husbandry of Xenopus tropicalis

Alan Jafkins, Anita Abu-Daya, Anna Noble, Lyle B. Zimmerman, Matt Guille

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Xenopus tropicalis combine the advantages of X. laevis, for example using explants and targeted gain of function, with the ability to take classical genetics approaches to answering cell and developmental biology questions making it arguably the most versatile of the model organisms. Against this background, husbandry of X. tropicalis is less well developed than for its larger, more robust relative. Here we describe the methods used to keep and breed these frogs successfully.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXenopus protocols
Subtitle of host publicationpost-genomic approaches
EditorsStefan Hoppler, Peter D. Vize
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages14
Edition2nd ed.
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61779-992-1
ISBN (Print)9781617799914
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameMethods in molecular biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc


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