Xenopus laevis

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Xenopus laevis

a toad used in the test of pregnancy in women. Called also African clawed toad.
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Invasive African clawed frog Xenopus laevis in southern south America: key factors and predictions.
Also, DDT induced vitellogenin production in male African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) and slider turtles (T.
pneumoniae in a commercial colony of African clawed frogs (Xenopus tropicalis).
Pathology of naturally-occurring chlamydiosis in African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis).
1 ppb inducing gonadal abnormalities and hermaphroditism in leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) and African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) (Cart et al.
These lab animals sometimes escaped or were set free, allowing African clawed frogs to get a toehold in North America.
Young African clawed frogs practice using their skin receptors by
Chytridiomycosis, a fungal disease now identified as a major cause of the extinction of 30% of amphibian species worldwide, has been spread by the international trade in African clawed frogs (21).
Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in a breeding colony of African clawed frogs (Xenopus tropicalis).
An epizootic of cutaneous zygomycosis in cultured dwarf African clawed frogs (Hymenochirus curtipes) due to Basidiobolus ranarum.
In the United States an amphibian pathogen (histologically very similar to Batrachochytrium but identified as Basidiobolus ranarum) has been described in wild Wyoming toads (Bufo hemiophrys baxteri) (51) and captive dwarf African clawed frogs (Hymenochirus curtipes) (52).

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