Xenopus lacks a tongue; when feeding, it shreds prey with its hind claws and uses its front feet to shove food into its mouth (Tinsley et al., 1996). Because OsYSL18 is expressed in phloem parenchyma, companion cells, flowers and developing seeds, it may be involved in long distance transport of Fe(III)–DMA via phloem, and thus Fe(III)–DMA may also contribute to seed Fe loading in rice. Not only has polyploidy been important in the evolution of the genus Xenopus itself, but it also appears to have played a major role in the evolution of species associated with it. Among those inhibitors were gammexane (19), an inositol analogue, which indeed can interfere with membrane phospholipid metabolism and/or Ca2+-gating, some inhibitors of phospholipid methylation (such as SIBA = 5′-deoxy-5′-S-(2-methyl-propyl)-5′-thioadenosine (SIBA), a methylase inhibitor (20)) which modify the responses to several hormones and/or mediators as well as compounds able to change the redox state of the membrane (for example dithiothreitol) (21). Xenopus oocytes are widely used for heterologous expression of cRNAs encoding cytosolic enzymes, immunoglobulins, membrane receptors, ion channels, ion pumps, and membrane transporters. Female frogs usually produce healthy oocytes if certain measures are taken (5). The Xenopus oocyte, through injection of exogenous RNA, a method now more than 40 years old (Gurdon et al., 1971), is one of the major expression system for membrane proteins such as ion channels (Cens and Charnet, 2007) as well as other potential partners or regulators of the SOCE process. Interestingly, systematists now consider X. tropicalis and X. epitropicalis to warrant placement into their own genus (Silurana) on the basis of morphological characteristics (e.g., Cannatella and Trueb, 1988; de Sá and Hillis, 1990; Cannatella and de Sá, 1993; Rödel, 2000; Frost, 2004). The lateral line system is located dorsally and ventrally, and is retained in adult animals. The collagenase treatment should be terminated when about 50% of the oocytes are stripped of overlying follicle cells (1.5–3 hr). Xenopus laevis oocytes are a powerful tool for the characterization of signal transduction pathways leading to the induction of DNA synthesis. They are induced to resume meiosis when exposed to a steroid hormone, progesterone. Xenopus floats at the water's surface, and vision is directed upward; therefore, objects passing above will elicit a hiding response from the frog. pus (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. Sterile, 70% ethanol-treated surgical instruments are used for all procedures. The EXRC supplies oocytes to many UK laboratories regularly and also to some on mainland Europe. Selection of oocytes is an often-overlooked important step. Indeed, it is now thought that X. laevis (for example) is, in fact, tetraploid (Kobel and Du Pasquier, 1986; Cannatella and de Sá, 1993), making X. ruwenzoriensis a dodecaploid (Kobel and Du Pasquier, 1986; Tymowska, 1991). The expression cloning approach is unconstrained by the nonavailability of nucleotide or amino acid sequence information of the desired genes or gene products and can be, theoretically, applied to clone any gene encoding a protein of detectable function. Oviductin is inhibited by DFP, aprotinin, soybean trypsin inhibitor, leupeptin, antipain EDTA, and EGTA, and also weakly by TLCK, TPCK, and 1,10-phenanthroline; pepstatin, E-64, and iodoacetamide do not inhibit [5]. Actinomycin or enucleation do not block progesterone action but cycloheximide inhibits maturation (3,5,6,7). Characteristics Cytoplasm. Contrary to progesterone, its efficiency was linearly correlated with its time exposure, due to its different solubility properties. Traditionally, Xenopus species with 20 or 36 chromosomes had been considered as diploids, those with 72 chromosomes as tetraploids, and the 108 chromosomes of X. ruwenzoriensis as a hexaploid (e.g., Bogart, 1980). (2001) Inhibition of the glutamate transporter EAAC1 expressed in. The oocyte is the cellular precursor for the development of specialized cells. This approach effectively reduces the size of the cDNA library to be screened and increases the probability of successful isolation of the target cDNA. Microinjection of size-fractionated mRNA from the tissue sources, followed by subsequent functional assays, narrows down the potential target mRNAs to a relatively smaller subpopulation. (2001) Isotonic transport by the Na, Broer, S., Schneider, H. P., Broer, A., et al. By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. BACKGROUND. Recording electrode resistances were between 0.5-1.0 MΩ. The incision is sutured with surgical silk and the frog is placed in shallow water in a small tank to allow it to recover from anesthesia before placing it in a special tank for postoperative frogs. Xenopus Laevis Oocytes, supplied by Integrated DNA Technologies, used in various techniques. 2.4D). Attracted by its diploid genome, several laboratories have begun using the similar, although evolutionarily distinct, frog Xenopus tropicalis for studies of vertebrate development. Publications. Activity in Xenopus laevis Oocytes. This example emphasizes that much more flexibility may exist in sex determination systems in animals than assumed in the models of Muller (1925) and Orr (1990). (1995) A method for determining the unitary functional capacity of cloned channels and transporters expressed in, Maller, J. L., Butcher, F. R., and Krebs, E. G. (1979) Early effect of progesterone on levels of cyclic adenosine 3′:5′-monophosphate in, Uezono, Y., Bradley, J., Min, C., et al. Each chapter includes background information, experimental protocols, and suggested applications. To investigate whether CFTR expression interacts with NPT2a function, we co-expressed both proteins in Xenopus laevis oocytes. (A) Development of ICSI embryos to each stage is summarized. Mishina, M., Kurosaki, T., Tobimatsu, T., et al. 2003;227:245-58. In rice, electrophysiological experiments were used to examine OsYSL2 and OsYSL18. In compliance with the UK Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, female Xenopus were anesthetized with benzocaine (ethyl 4-aminobenzoate) and minimum amounts of oocytes were used. Learn more, Over 10 million scientific documents at your fingertips. Exocytosis of chromatfin granule membranes was detected by the appearance of dopamine-/3-hydroxylase of the chromaffin granule membrane in the oocyte or egg plasma membrane. Activity in Xenopus laevis Oocytes. The lack of multivalents during meiosis (at least in the tetraploids), an absence of closely related diploids, observations of mixed interbreeding, and the relatively common generation of polyploid oocytes in female hybrids all point to allopolyploidy in Xenopus species (Tymowska, 1991; Kobel, 1996). This subspecies has a fifth toe that is much longer than the tibia. 1997 ), except that the defolliculation procedure was performed in … 173.236.240.174. Poor Quality of Oocytes from Xenopus laevis Used in Laboratory Experiments: Prevention by Use of Antiseptic Surgical Technique and Antibiotic Supplementation. PMID: 12824652 [Indexed for MEDLINE] MeSH terms Xrax, Xlhx2, and Xtbx3 are contained centrally within the Xsix3 expression domain (Fig. The search-image is essentially a uniform pigmentation of the animal pole of stage V and VI oocytes (9). Test potentials that ranged between -80 mV to +60 mV applied in 10mV increments were applied to injected oocytes. Xenopus laevis Oocytes. Xenopus laevis frogs (Xenopus One, Ann Arbor, MI, USA) were anaesthetized with 2‐aminobenzoic acid ethyl ester and ovary nodes were surgically removed. High molecular weight DNA was isolated from the yolk platelets of Xenopus laevis oocytes ovulated in vitro . In addition, they lack transcriptional activity until the mid-late blastula stage. Most generally, it is very interesting to note that the parasites harbored by X. tropicalis and X. epitropicalis differ from those found in association with other Xenopus species (Tinsley and Jackson, 1998). In order to reach developing oocytes where it is sequestered, it must exit the circulatory system and traverse several follicular tissue layers including the theca, the follicle cell layer, and the vitelline envelope. In this article, we describe the setting up of a model employing Xenopus laevis oocytes (XLOs) for investigating the cellular interaction of asbestos fibres. L.L Lindsay, in Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes (Third Edition), 2013. Once the natural substrate, gp43, was cloned, the cleavage site was found to be Gly-Ser-Arg↓ [7–9]. High molecular weight DNA was isolated from the yolk platelets of Xenopus laevis oocytes ovulated in vitro . In line with the latter finding is the fact that Zn2+ (as ZnSO4) was also an effective agent mimicking progesterone action (unpublished) and indeed it was shown to inhibit adenylate cyclase in other systems(16). Xpax6 has a broader lateral expression domain, while Xsix3 extends to more posterior and anterior regions. Zampighi, G. A., Kreman, M., Boorer, K. et al. The frog's ventral surface is solid yellowish white to spotted. Yolk DNA behaves like nuclear DNA, and not like mitochondrial DNA, upon renaturation after denaturation. Researchers have found that the genetic ZZ/ZW sex determination system in this genus (females are heterozygous for dominant female-determining factors and for recessive male-determining factors, although no morphologically distinct sex chromosomes have been found) is disrupted by polyploidy (reviewed in Kobel and Du Pasquier, 1986). Likewise, X. tropicalis has been selected over X. laevis as the subject of a complete genome sequencing project for the same reason. Springer Nature is developing a new tool to find and evaluate Protocols. [18] Although X. laevis does not have the short generation time and genetic simplicity generally desired in genetic model organisms , it is an important model organism in developmental biology , cell biology , toxicology and neurobiology . Here we describe how to isolate Xenopus laevis oocytes, prepare capped sense RNA (cRNA) of the maize boron importer TASSEL‐LESS1 (TLS1) as an example, microinject the cRNA into the isolated oocytes, and functionally assess the boron import capabilities of TLS1 in an oocyte swelling assay. After oocyte maturation, clear white spots appear at the top of animal hemispheres and follicle cells are peeled off. The Xenopus oocyte has been called a “living test tube” (de Robertis et al. Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. Oocytes. Oocytes are rich in cytoplasm, which contains yolk granules to nourish the cell early in development.. Nucleus. Finally, a wide variety of non-hormonal compounds, applied at millimolar concentration range, were also able to trigger meiosis in Xenopus laevis oocytes (Table 1). Using this system, information can be obtained about ion coupling, stoichiometry, substrate specificity, substrate affinity and sensitivity to inhibitors. Oxidized Glutathione Increases Delta-Subunit Expressing Epithelial Sodium Channel Activity in Xenopus laevis Oocytes Emed Res. Among those, were β-adrenergic receptor antagonists (propranolol), local anesthetics, hypnotics or anorectic agents, which are known to “perturbate” the cell membranes due to amphiphilic characteristics. MPF can directly induce the breakdown of germinal vesicle (GVBD) when injected into oocytes which have not been exposed to progesterone (2,3,7,8). Xenopus laevis laevis has a yellowish to darker, spotted to marbled dorsal coloring. Oogenesis in the anuran Xenopus laevis can be divided into six stages based on the anatomy of the developing oocyte. However, there is a clear discrepancy between diploid X. tropicalis (2n = 20), tetraploid X. epitropicalis (4x = 40), and the other Xenopus polyploids (all 4x = 36 or multiples thereof). XSix3 misexpression has dose-dependent effects. For injection (11, 12), we use untreated females during most of the year. Even tadpoles develop and utilize lungs as well as gills for breathing (Deuchar, 1975). It is thus concluded that the first step of meiosis induction is linked to the interaction of any inducer with membrane constituents, which can be phospholipids (binding Ca2+) and/or enzymes (such as CaATPase or adenylate cyclase). Among those, only compounds unable to enter the cells were active meiosis inducers. (1993) Receptors that couple to 2 classes of G proteins increase cAMP and activate CFTR expressed in, Landau, E. M. and Blitzer, R. D. (1994) Chloride current assay for phospholipase C in, Guo, Z., Liliom, K., Fischer, D. J., et al. This contributes to reducing the number of female Xenopus used for oocyte injection experiments. As mentioned earlier, ZmYS1 has been successfully studied using electrophysiological methods (Schaaf et al., 2004). This contributes to reducing the number of female Xenopus used for oocyte injection experiments. In captivity, the clawed frog can live 15 years or more (Deuchar, 1975; Tinsley et al., 1996). The coevolutionary influence of polyploidy goes a step further in this regard, because it appears that allopolyploidy may confer some resistance to certain species of these parasites (Jackson and Tinsley, 2003). Xenopus laevis oocytes. During times of drought, Xenopus adapts physiologically by producing urea rather than ammonia. After co-injection of Xenopus egg extracts and single mouse cumulus cells into enucleated mouse oocytes, statistically higher pronucleus formation and development rates were observed in the egg Extract− co-injected group compared with those in the no egg extract-injected (NT) group (38–66% vs 18–34%, P <0.001). Thus, excessive XSix3 appears to impart retinal character to part of the midbrain (Bernier et al., 2000). N2 - The possibility that maternal RNA may be localized in specific oocyte regions was examined in fully grown oocytes of Xenopus laevis. Sarah Cohen 1, Shelly Au 1, Nelly Pant é 1. One of the most important aspects is that expressed foreign proteins always preserve their native biological activities, thus allowing functional studies of the expressed proteins. Two species of Xenopus are regularly used by biologists, Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis. Figure 2: Xenopus laevis oocytes before and after maturation. (S.) tropicalis. Xenopus laevis Young Tadpoles 100 per unit. Yolk DNA has the same buoyant density in CsCl gradients as mitochondrial and nuclear DNAs, and, like them, it is double-stranded. (2000) Swelling-induced taurine release without chloride channel activity in, Zeuthen, T., Meinild, A. K., Loo, D. D., et al. The pH optimum of the enzyme is 8.0, with 90% activity at pH 7.5 or pH 8.5, and with a sharp decline in activity below pH 6.5 [5]. Sarah S. Conte, Elsbeth L. Walker, in Current Topics in Membranes, 2012. Barnard, E. A., Miledi, R., and Sumikawa, K. (1982) Translation of exogenous messenger RNA coding for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors produces functional receptors in Xenopus oocytes. Gurdon, J. Alijevic O, McHugh D, Rufener L, Mazurov A, Hoeng J, Peitsch M (2020) An electrophysiological characterization of naturally occurring tobacco alkaloids and their action on human alpha4beta2 and alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The eyes of the clawed frog are located more dorsally on the head, are lidless, have a convex cornea, and are adapted for vision in air rather than water. It is known that this ion does not penetrate the cells and interferes with Ca2+-movements from membrane sites and/or adenylate cyclase activity (15). Xenopus laevis oocytes are arrested in prophase of the first meiotic division. Thus, OsYSL2 maintains a fairly narrow substrate specificity and is likely to function in phloem transport of Fe and Mn. The relatively broad expression domain and range of phenotypes observed following its inactivation indicate that XSix3 is required not only for eye field specification, but also for much of rostral brain formation. Background of Xenopus. Cells to be avoided include those with diffuse lightening at the tip of the animal pole. Xenopus oocytes are a versatile expression system particularly suited for membrane transporters and channels. All frog surgery is done under anesthesia induced by 0.2% 3-aminobenzoic acid ethyl ester (tricaine methane sulfonate or MS-222). These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. All these attributes make the Xenopus oocyte an attractive system in which to study YSLs, but electrophysiological experiments require specialized tools, equipment and expertise in order to be performed correctly. It was observed that OsYSL2 can transport Fe(II)–NA and Mn(II)–NA, but not Fe(III)–DMA or Mn(II)–DMA, among various other metals tested (Koike et al., 2004). (1996) Molecular cloning of a high-affinity receptor for the growth factor-like lipid mediator lysophosphatidic acid from. BACKGROUND. Xenopus must come to the water's surface and gulp air, because cutaneous respiration is not as well developed as in other species. Single cell experimentation in Xenopus laevis oocytes is a routine for experimental biologists. MPF is neither progesterone nor a metabolite of progesterone. Engrailed 2 (Xen2) is normally expressed in the caudal midbrain and midbrain/hindbrain border. During oogenesis, Xenopus oocytes accumulate large amounts of storage proteins that—after fertilization—provide the developing embryo with building blocks and energy metabolites. The same strategy was applied by different investigators to successfully clone rabbit PEPT1 and rabbit PEPT2 from the rabbit intestinal and renal cDNA libraries, respectively (29,30). D. Bertrand, ... M. Ballivet, in Methods in Neurosciences, 1991. Not logged in There are two separate olfactory cavities—one for detecting scent in water, and one for airborne odors. The frogs are fed beef heart or liver twice a week (about 8 g/frog). Yolk DNA has the same buoyant density in CsCl gradients as mitochondrial and nuclear DNAs, and, like them, it is double-stranded. Recherche d'information médicale. Epub 2020 May 25. The vocal apparatus of the clawed frog is designed for underwater sound production (Deuchar, 1975). Emed Res 2: 100008. carsten.wagner@uni-tuebingen.de The use of Xenopus laevis oocytes for the functional characterization of heterologously expressed membrane proteins. buffer. Even more intriguingly, it appears that speciation in monogenean flatworms of the genus Protopolystoma and other parasites has closely followed the speciation by polyploidy of its Xenopus hosts (Tinsley and Jackson, 1998; Jackson and Tinsley, 2001). Bröer S(1). Surgical Laparotomy to obtain oocytes: In Xenopus, oogenesis is divided into six stages (I-VI) and oocytes are obtained by surgical laparotomy from anesthetized female X. laevis. 5, 72076 Tübingen, Germany. Bioz Stars score: 90/100, based on 1 PubMed citations. The first step is followed by the appearance of a cytoplasmic factor, known as maturation promoting factor (MPF), which is formed after 3-5 h of external progesterone treatment. Once a method is successfully developed, a great deal of data can be obtained for the transporter in question by bathing oocytes in different metal chelate solutions and/or adding various inhibitors. It is estimated that the protein content is about 500 ug in each oocyte and approximately 10-50 mg/mL in the extract. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. Abstract Xenopus oocytes are a versatile expression system particularly suited for membrane transporters and channels. As the very first commercial service company Ecocyte Bioscience has supported customers in Europe with high quality defolliculated Xenopus laevis oocytes since 2006. Xenopus Laevis Oocytes, supplied by Integrated DNA Technologies, used in various techniques. According to many authors, the 2n = 20 karyotype of X. tropicalis forms the basis of the entire polyploid series in the genus (e.g., Tymowska, 1991). Oocytes have little background activity and therefore offer a very high signal-to-noise ratio for transporter and channel characterization. In Xenopus laevis, vitellogenin (the yolk precursor) is synthesized in the liver and transported via the circulatory system to the ovary. GeneClamp 500 amplifier, Digidata 1322A, and pCLAMP ver. xenopus. Xenopus laevis is known to serve as host to at least 29 different genera of metazoan and protozoan parasites, many of which are strictly specific to it and its fellow Xenopus species (Tinsley and Jackson, 1998). The EXRC supplies oocytes to many UK laboratories regularly and also to some on mainland Europe. Life span of X. laevis in the wild is reported to be greater than 10 years. Xenopus laevis oocytes possess the complete set of translational machinery (e.g., ribosomes, enzymes, transfer RNAs, and translation cofactors) for subsequent use in early embryonic development. Microinjection of Xenopus Laevis Oocytes Article doi: 10.3791/1106. In Xenopus laevis, vitellogenin (the yolk precursor) is synthesized in the liver and transported via the circulatory system to the ovary. XSix3 represses Xen2 expression while expanding Xpax6 and Xrax expression into the midbrain. 2 Publications, , , , , , Catalytic activity i. ATP + L-tyrosyl-[protein] = ADP + H + + O-phospho-L-tyrosyl-[protein] PROSITE-ProRule annotation. Physicochemical Properties of Oocytes, Springer Nature is developing a new tool to find and evaluate Protocols. Their large nuclei and mitochondrial masses are clearly visible in the intact oocyte. Agents interacting with meiosis in Xenopus laevis oocytes, Some steroids: progesterone, cortisol, testosterone, pregnenolone, Some organo-mercurials: parachloromercuribenzoate, mersalyl, Some ions: lanthanum, zinc, calcium*† magnesium*, Some antiarrythmic drugs: D-600(isoptin), D-200(verapamil), Some O-receptor adrenergic antagonists: isomers of propranolol, alprenolol, dichloroisoproterenol, Some local anesthetics: dibucaine, tetracaine, Some CNS acting drugs: barbital, imipramine, chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, fenfluramine, cycloheximide (inhibitor of protein synthesis), theophylline, IBMX (inhibitors of phosphodiesterases), dithiothreitol (protecting agent for SH groups), gammexane (inhibitor of phospholipid metabolism). © 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Xenopus laevis Six3 is expressed broadly (relative to the other EFTFs) in the developing neural plate at all stages (Ghanbari et al., 2001; Zhou et al., 2000; Zuber et al., 2003). As King (1990) pointed out, this would require some rather unlikely chromosomal changes, making it much more parsimonious to assume that 36 chromosomes constitute a tetraploid complement. This volume presents the first comprehensive treatment of the wide range of uses for Xenopus laevis oocytes and embryos in cell and molecular biology. Females have large cloacal papillae, and males develop dark inner surfaces on their forearms (nuptial pads). Finally, Xenopus oocytes are a leading system for studies of ion transport and channel physiology. Oocytes are large single cells, with a limited ability to endocytose molecular ligands; we therefore considered these cells to be a good model for investigating the nature of asbestos/membrane interactions. epitropicalis and those of other species like X. laevis are so different as to make direct comparisons difficult (Tymowska, 1991). Recently, Araki, Murata, and Murata (2011) used electrophysiological methods to study the substrate specificity of HvYSL2. Stage I consists of small (50 to 100 μ) colorless oocytes whose cytoplasm is transparent. DI-fusion Ultrastructure of Xenopus laevis oocytes after injection of. If healthy oocytes die quickly after only 1 day, it may help to switch antibiotics and use 0.1 mg/ml gentamycin. An increase in eye field and eye size is observed at low doses, while structures both anterior and posterior to the eye field have altered fates at high doses. Since ATP synthase activity is redox regulated, we explored a regulatory role for reversible thiol oxidation. A schematic representation is shown. By midneurula stages, the Xsix3 expression domain continues to encompass most other EFTFs' domains—the exceptions being Xnr2e1 and Xpax6, which are expressed more posteriorly on either side of the midline (Fig. Attempts to isolate and further characterise MPF have so far been unsatisfactory (10,11). Indeed, the karyotypes of X. tropicalis/X. (usherbrooke.ca)As in Xenopus oocytes, our results showed RGZ stimulated SGK1 expression and activity and thus inhibited Nedd4-2. Such primed females can be used four or more months after ovulation. In Xenopus, misexpression of a transcriptional activator form of XSix3 by fusion with the VP16 activation domain (XSix3–VP16) blocks Xrax and Xpax6 expression and dramatically reduces or even eliminates eye formation, suggesting that XSix3 normally acts as a repressor with respect to eye field and eye formation (Gestri et al., 2005). Page 3 of 12 Volume 2, Article ID: 100008 extracellular KCM-211 solution at a flow rate of 75 mL/hour. The animals are fed granulated trout food twice a week and the water is changed entirely on the following day. For this reason, and despite decades of work on X. laevis, research in developmental genetics is shifting to the smaller, faster-developing, and genetically much more convenient diploid Xenopus tropicalis (Vogel, 1999). The open state has a … This helps to avoid overdigestion and, often, many of the nondenuded cells will become defolliculated later as the sack of follicle cells sticks to the bottom of the culture dish. These large oocytes have a low number of endogenous transport systems in their plasma membranes and highly express foreign mRNA; the oocyte plasma membrane is the default destination of integral membrane proteins that lack recognized organellar sorting signals. (1994) Protein kinase C modulates the activity of a cloned gamma-aminobutyric acid transporter expressed in. Xenopus laevis, with respect to their utility for studying Ca2+ signalling mechanisms and for expression of heterologous proteins. Using this method, we show here for the first time, that standard Amos and Croc-type asbestos fibres significantly modify the electrophysiological properties of the XLO plasma membrane starting very shortly after exposure. Xenopus laevis (frog) embryos are well-suited to model congenital kidney diseases and to explore the mechanisms that cause these developmental defects. Xenopus laevis Oocytes. Ani Varjabedian, ... William Bement, in Methods in Cell Biology, 2018. Preparation. In 2010 Ecocyte Bioscience expanded to the US market by setting up a subsidiary company in Austin TX. African clawed frogs of the genus Xenopus display some of the most variable ploidy levels seen among vertebrates (King, 1990). Birnstiel's purification of the X. laevis rDNA genes was the first isolation of a specific gene from any organism, and it occurred 10 years before cloning. 1. The selection of the donor female depends on the stage of oocytes required.4 Sexually mature females yield high number of stage V-VI and juvenile females have more It is believed that the first duplication/hybridization event occurred at least 30 million years ago, with more recent events perhaps having been stimulated by environmental changes during the Pleistocene (Tymowska, 1991). The wounds heal very quickly, perhaps due to the presence of novel antibiotics in the skin (7). Since then, most of the polyploids have become functional diploids in terms of gene expression patterns. Xenopus laevis (African clawed frog) Status. Twenty species are currently described within it. , X. tropicalis has been studied have so far been unsatisfactory ( 10,11 ) time exposure, due its. 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