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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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Different methods and different strains of Xenopus could result in somewhat different frequencies and patterns of abnormal gonadal development or even no deformities at all.
Embryos were confirmed as transgenic with PCR analysis of the Xenopus gDNA for the presence of the GFP gene.
Recently, we started employing the Xenopus laevis oocyte as a cellular model to evaluate the effect of crude extracts derived from the above mentioned plants.
Added Robert Grainger, a leading Xenopus researcher from the University of Virginia: "Studies on frogs have long been instrumental in understanding such fundamental processes as cell division and how cells in the embryo communicate with one another.
All 3 mutations were expressed in Xenopus oocytes, and all mutations generated a late phase of inactivation-resistant, mexiletine- and tetrodotoxin-sensitive, whole-cell currents through multiple mechanisms.
We describe the effects of group size and age on activity levels and habitat selection of tadpoles of Xenopus laevis in the laboratory.
Since the concentration of Npm in Xenopus egg extract was approximately 500 ng/uL (Mills et al.
06 million procedures in 2015 relating to the creation/breeding of genetically altered animals that were not used in further procedures, nearly all involved mice (86%), zebrafish (13%), rats (1%), and Xenopus (0.
Multiple alignments were carried out based on amino acid sequences of ER[alpha] from Bos taurus, Gallus gallus, Homo sapiens, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, alligator, Xenopus laevis, and zebrafish.
To examine the presence of membrane receptors to GAB A, we injected membrane vesicles containing neurotransmitter receptors and accessory proteins from squid's stellate ganglia into Xenopus oocytes.
He successfully cloned the South African frog Xenopus from a cell taken from the lining of a tadpole's intestine.