Xenopus laevis – model organism in developmental biology

Batović, Margarita (2016) Xenopus laevis – model organism in developmental biology. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Xenopus laevis, african clawed frog, is a amphibian which lives in fresh water. It became a model organism for vertebrates in developmental biology because of its high degree of conservation of most essential cellular and molecular mechanisms, it is inexpensive, easily manipulated and large amounts of material can be readily obtained for a variety of experimental research. Some of the key cognitions in developmental biology of vertebrates produced with the help of this organism include decoding of mechanisms of gastrulation, neurulation, organogenesis and development of germ cells. Just how significant is this amphibian for science can be seen on an example of the discovery of cell reprograming, which was awarded by the Nobel prize.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Lacković-Venturin, Gordana
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 15
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Grozdana Sirotic
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 11:06
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 11:06
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5216

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