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The inner ear develops from a simple ectodermal thickening known as the otic placode. Classic embryological manipulations rotating the prospective placode tissue found that the anteroposterior axis was determined before the dorsoventral axis. A small percentage of such rotations also resulted in the formation of mirror duplicated ears, or enantiomorphs. We(More)
BACKGROUND The inner ear develops from an ectodermal thickening known as the otic placode into a complex structure that is asymmetrical along both the anterior-posterior (A-P) and dorsal-ventral (D-V) axes. Embryological manipulations in Xenopus allow us to test regenerative potential along specific axes and timing of axis determination. We explore the role(More)
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