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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.
As part of the project, the conservationists hope to make the axolotl a flagship species for the region.
His re/birth, when it occurs, is startling: he suddenly finds himself in the tank with them, apparently now an axolotl.
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.
To enable the satisfactory mating of adult Axolotls within a low temperature environment;
Adult axolotls were paired and resulting embryos were hatched and larvae were raised individually in plastic container in reverse-osmosis water.
Biologists at the centre have successfully reared about 50 axolotls - a type of salamander that originates from a single lake in Mexico - from eggs.
The Mexican salamanders called axolotls, a favorite of some scientists studying regeneration, apparently earned their name from Xolotl, one of the Aztecs' many gods.