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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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Caption: Axolotls with natural differences in pigmentation in Karen Echeverri's laboratory.
Finnson et al., "Transforming growth factor: signaling is essential for limb regeneration in axolotls," PLoS ONE, vol.
(21) And the Mexican salamander, the axolotl, has the greatest regenerative capacity of any vertebrate animal.
Axolotls have amazing healing powers, including the ability to regenerate lost limbs.
was his obsession is now an axolotl, alien to his human life.
In the public HIE solution space, Axolotl (OptumInsight) Elysium Exchange receives a performance score of 83.8, while Orion Concerto Exchange scores an 85.5.
Axolotls are salamanders that retained primitive characteristics of the first amphibians, the animals descended from fish that moved onto land about 385 million years ago.
Mr Hennessey added: "The decision to steal three axolotls seems a rather strange one to me.
Sir David said he had "the best job going", adding: "Our thanks, of course, go to the spitting cobras, axolotls, golden frogs, dwarf chameleons, those happy tortoises, and this [award] belongs not to me or to them but the production team."
Axolotls never fully metamorphose, retaining a plume of gills and tailfin that gives them the look of overgrown tadpoles.
Other amphibians featured include gravity-defying red-eyed tree frogs and axolotls ( bizarre members of the salamander family that refuse to grow up.