axolotl

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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.

axolotl

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In Ambystoma mexicanum, two major axes of development are observed: a proximodistal axis initiates at the humerus/femur, radius/tibia, ulna/fibula and extends to other mesopodials, while an anteroposterior (digital) axis arises on the anterior (preaxial) border and development of both digits and distal mesopodials progresses posteriorly (postaxially) (fig.
We assayed metamorphic development, sexual maturation, and storage in the paedomorphic salamander Ambystoma mexicanum (axolotl) by manipulating larval growth rates and the initiation of metamorphosis (via treatment with the thyroid hormone, thyroxine [[T.