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xen·o·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.

[New Latin Xenopūs, genus name : xeno- + Greek pous, foot; see octopus.]

xenopus

(ˈzɛnəpəs)
n
(Animals) an African clawed frog of the genus Xenopus having no tongue
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.xenopus - an African clawed frogXenopus - an African clawed frog; in some classifications made the type genus of a separate family Xenopodidae
amphibian genus - any genus of amphibians
family Pipidae, Pipidae - tongueless frogs
African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis - a tongueless frog native to Africa; established in the United States as result of release of laboratory and aquarium animals
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Automated two electrode voltage clamp system for electrophysiology recordings from Xenopus oocytes.
Susan Cohen-Cory and colleagues studied DHA's effect in the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis.
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) are members of the nuclear receptor superfamily and was first identified in xenopus (Krey et al.
Xenopus reproductive activity is usually linked to the rainy season and food resources, but under favorable conditions, females and males show sexual characters all year (Lobos and Measey, 2002; Dodd, 2013).
Various aquatic species, including fish (Clarias gariepinus and Clarias ebriensis), amphibians (Bufo regularis, Xenopus muelleri) and crabs (Cardiosoma aramatum) were collected from the Kiti River in 2004, using a net.
Fortunately, spindles (30 to 50 um in length) that self-organized in Xenopus egg extracts, as used in our study, have no cell membranes around them, permitting direct manipulation.
Toad-ally adorable I HAVE a new addition to the menagerie, well three new additions to be honest; three adorable Xenopus toads (African Clawed Toads).
The African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, is a well-documented developmental and physiological model used to assess thyroid disruption (Degitz et al.
The fungus also showed up in about 3 percent of 178 specimens of six Xenopus species collected in Africa as far back as the 1930s, Vance Vredenburg of San Francisco State University and colleagues reported May 15 in PLOS ONE.
In Xenopus laevis, double labeling of amacrine cells for GABA and DA showed 52% of contained DA at stage 42 of embryonic development, and only 20% at stage 44, whereas double labeling for 5-HT and DA identified only 4% of the DA cell population (Zhu & Straznicky 1993).
These findings are supported by two-electrode voltage clamp studies in Xenopus oocytes where 5-HT induces significant current in the mutants with a [Ca.