Studies of Limb Regeneration in Larval Xenopus

Anthony Mescher, Anton W. Neff

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Abstract

A basic protocol is given for animal maintenance and surgery in studies of hindlimb regeneration in larval Xenopus laevis Unlike urodele limbs, those of larval frogs typically show much more variation in the extent of regeneration after amputation. Such variation can be reduced by optimizing the conditions of larval maintenance to regulate the rates of growth and development, by selecting only larvae with normal rates of growth and morphological development for experimental use, and by attention to precision and consistency in the proximo-distal level of surgical amputation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCold Spring Harbor protocols
Volume2019
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

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Xenopus
Growth and Development
Amputation
Regeneration
Extremities
Maintenance
Xenopus laevis
Hindlimb
Anura
Surgery
Larva
Animals

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Studies of Limb Regeneration in Larval Xenopus. / Mescher, Anthony; Neff, Anton W.

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