Chapter 48. Amphibians, with Special Reference to Xenopus

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Richard Tinsley

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch48

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Tinsley, R. (2010) Amphibians, with Special Reference to Xenopus, in The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition (eds R. Hubrecht and J. Kirkwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch48

Editor Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

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Keywords:

  • amphibians, with special reference to Xenopus;
  • amphibians - occupying curious place in biologists' perceptions;
  • amphibians, with ectothermic body temperature - dependent on external environment;
  • amphibians, exceptional amongst vertebratesin using skin as respiratory surface;
  • amphibians, having evolved from fish ancestors - in late Devonian period6. amphibians - advantages in laboratory investigation;
  • husbandry of anurans from mesic environments, Rana spp;
  • husbandry of anuran from aquatic environment, Xenopus;
  • reproduction and rearing of tadpoles;
  • semi-natural conditions - for small-scale maintenance of Xenopus species

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biological overview

  • Uses in the laboratory

  • Husbandry of anurans from mesic environments, Rana spp.

  • Approaches to laboratory maintenance

  • Husbandry of an anuran from an arid environment, Scaphiopus couchii

  • Husbandry of an anuran from an aquatic environment, Xenopus

  • Laboratory procedures

  • Acknowledgements

  • Concluding remarks

  • References