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.
|Title of host publication||Xenopus protocols|
|Subtitle of host publication||post-genomic approaches|
|Editors||Stefan Hoppler, Peter D. Vize|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Name||Methods in molecular biology|
|Publisher||Humana Press Inc|