Once used in human pregnancy testing, Xenopus
is easier to rear than native North American species, largely because it is entirely aquatic, can be readily force-bred, grows quickly through well-defined stages, and will eat almost any commercial animal feed.
Conclusions: The SGR/BC opsin promoter is capable of driving photoreceptor specific GFP expression in transgenic Xenopus
tadpole photoreceptor cells.
A large number of medicinal plants have not yet been studied in detail for their pharmacological activities, and the Xenopus
oocyte model offers the possibility of increasing our knowledge of biologically active constituents of plants in the search for novel drug molecules.
In addition to the Xenopus
project, the JGI has genomics programs focused on microbes, fungi, fish, and plants.
34,62] When expressed in Xenopus
oocytes, it produces potassium current that closely resembles the slowly activating delayed-rectifier potassium current [1.
laevis tadpoles are relatively unique among anuran larvae (see Wassersug 1996 for a review).
laevis tadpoles were observed to determine which forelimb emerges first in a species with a spiracle on both sides of the body.
Nucleoplasmin is the most abundant protein in the nucleus of Xenopus
laevis oocytes, and its molecular mass is about 30 kD and forms a stable pentamer in vivo (Earnshaw et al.
Genetic and genomic tools for Xenopus
research: The NIH Xenopus
Stage V-VI Xenopus
oocytes were injected with 50 n1 of a membrane preparation.
He began studying Xenopus
for his PhD - little knowing that his work would rock the world of genetics.
The Frog Embryo Teratogenesis Assay-Xenopus
(FETAX) assay is a widely used, validated vertebrate toxicity assay that uses the South African clawed frog Xenopus
laevis (Bantle & Sabourin, 1991).