African clawed frog


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African clawed frog

n.
A medium-sized frog (Xenopus laevis) native to sub-Saharan Africa, having claws on the three hind inner toes, a mottled olive or brown body, and no tongue or eyelids. It is widely used for biological research and is also kept as a pet.
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Noun1.African clawed frog - a tongueless frog native to AfricaAfrican clawed frog - a tongueless frog native to Africa; established in the United States as result of release of laboratory and aquarium animals
tongueless frog - almost completely aquatic frog native to Africa and Panama and northern South America
genus Xenopus, Xenopus - an African clawed frog; in some classifications made the type genus of a separate family Xenopodidae
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Live juvenile and adult African clawed frogs were abundant and concentrated in the pooled deeper water just inside the breach to the ocean.
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The African clawed frog (Xenopath) is the most commonly used frog in biomedical research.
But van Hemmen discovered that young African clawed frogs aren't skilled yet at this method.
So researchers were surprised recently to discover that not only does the female South African clawed frog take a leading role in mating matters, she does so by producing her own percussion music.
Gurden applied this technique of a nuclear transplantation to transferring a cell from the intestine of a South African clawed frog to an egg cell of another individual of the same species.
The African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) has established invasive populations outside of its natural range, including throughout southern California; however, little is known concerning its impacts on native ecosystems.
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dendrobatidis, and the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis), which is not susceptible to chytridiomycosis, was thought to be a primary carrier responsible for global dispersal of B.
Andres Collazo at the House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, and his team selected the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis and the zebrafish Danio rerio for their study because during embryonic stages of development, the hearing and balance organs of both the species greatly resemble those of humans.

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