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xenopus

(zĕn′ə-pəs)
n.
Any of various aquatic, tongueless, clawed frogs of the genus Xenopus of southern Africa, certain species of which, especially the African clawed frog, are widely used for biological research.

Xenopus

the African clawed toad that has been used to test for pregnancy in women. Injection of urine from a pregnant woman results in egg-laying in the toad.
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Effects of cadmium, estradio1-17[beta] and their interaction on gonadal condition and metamorphosis of male and female African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis.
African clawed frogs (Pipidae; Xenopus laevis) possess toxins (Daly et al.
Here we report, to our knowledge, the first epizootie of mycobacteriosis in a European colony of clawed frogs (Silurana tropicalis), previously imported from a United States biologic supply company.
The global exportation of the clawed frog is likely to have spread Bd around the world.
Vitellogenin induction by xenobiotic estrogens in the red-eared slider turtle and African clawed frog.
Assessing chronic toxicity of bisphenol A to larvae of the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) in a flow-through exposure system.
Response varied by species, but for some, such as the western toad and the African clawed frog, individuals spent more time near the divider, and their neighbor's compartment, than in the other sectors of their domain.
Howdeshell is working to develop a model of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, to shed light on gene regulation by thyroid hormone in human processes including brain development.
who oversaw laboratory tests using African clawed frog (Xenopus) embryos.
laevis, another member of the African clawed frog family (12-14).
However, Harland and others now use the South African clawed frog, Xenopus, and know more exactly the timing of this induction.
The Chinese say it's the year of the rabbit, but for medicine and biology it may be the year of the African clawed frog.