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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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Similarly, blocking the cell signaling pathway designated as Hh in the Xenopus frog or in zebrafish, results in two mirror image front halves and suggests that Shh signaling is necessary for patterning the back half.
A much more exhaustive study is also being conducted in Xenopus frogs.
A team of scientists at Dundee University hope their research, using South African Xenopus Frogs, will be a great leap forward in the fight against the deadly disease.