Xenopus Development

Xenopus Development

Editor(s): Malgorzata Kloc, Jacek Z. Kubiak

Published Online: 28 MAR 2014 09:23PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118492819

Online ISBN: 9781118492833

DOI: 10.1002/9781118492833

About this Book

Frogs from the genus Xenopus have long been used as model organisms in basic and biomedical research. These frogs have helped unlock key fundamental developmental and cellular processes that have led to important scientific breakthroughs and have had practical application in embryology, cancer research and regenerative medicine. Xenopus Development is a vital resource on the biology and development of these key model organisms, and will be a great tool to researchers using these frogs in  various disciplines of biological science.

Xenopus Development is divided into four sections, the first three highlight key processes in Xenopus development from embryo to metamophosis. These sections focus on the cellular processes, organogenesis and embryo development. The final section highlights novel techniques and approaches being used in Xenopus research.

Providing thorough and detailed coverage, Xenopus Development, will be a timely and welcome volume for those working in cell and molecular biology, genetics, developmental biology and biomedical research.

  • Provides broad overview of the developmental biology of both Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis
  • Explores cellular to systems development in key biomedical model organisms
  • Timely synthesis of the field of Xenopus biology
  • Highlights key biomedical and basic biological findings unlocked by Xenopus

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Oocyte and Early Embryo

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  2. Part II: Midblastula Transition, Gastrulation, and Neurulation

    1. Chapter 7

      Induction and Differentiation of the Xenopus Ciliated Embryonic Epidermis (pages 112–129)

      Marie Cibois, Pierluigi Scerbo, Virginie Thomé, Andrea Pasini and Laurent Kodjabachian

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  3. Part III: Metamorphosis and Organogenesis

    1. Chapter 12

      The Xenopus Pronephros (pages 215–238)

      Rachel K. Miller, Moonsup Lee and Pierre D. McCrea

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  4. Part IV: Novel Techniques and Approaches

    1. Chapter 20

      Genomics and Genome Engineering in Xenopus (pages 383–402)

      Léna Vouillot, Aurore Thélie, Thibault Scalvenzi and Nicolas Pollet

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