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axolotl

(ak′sŏ-lot″ĕl) [Nahuatl āxōlōtl]
A Mexican salamander, Ambystoma mexicanum, studied in experimental medicine because of its ability to regenerate severed nerves.

axolotl

the larval stage of the aquatic American salamander Amblystoma. It is capable of breeding in the larval form so demonstrating a phenomenon known as NEOTONY.

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Axolotls have amazing healing powers, including the ability to regenerate lost limbs.
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We recently found out that pluripotency in axolotls and mammals depends on a gene called Nanog, which frogs do not have.
In axolotls and humans it has been necessary to keep a far more rigid arrangement of the soma and therefore they have not diverged into multiple closely related species.
As part of the project, the conservationists hope to make the axolotl a flagship species for the region.
And, if an axolotl is mated with a yellow-barred tiger salamander, another closely related species, in the laboratory, normal metamorphosis occurs in the hybrid offspring.
Like frogs, newts and toads, the axolotl is an amphibian but, unlike its relatives, it cannot survive comfortably out of water.
This is because when it reaches the half-way stage of the development process, when other amphibians change from larva to adult, the axolotl stops growing.
Gardiner, both at the University of California, Irvine, have turned to salamanders called axolotls to study how a blastema transforms itself into a limb.
The inability to mutate specific genes in axolotls and other urodeles, or to add specific genes to the animals, hinders attempts to determine the significance of any new gene that researchers suspect of aiding regeneration.