Amphibian metamorphosis: An exquisite model for hormonal regulation of postembryonic development in vertebrates

@article{Tata1996AmphibianMA,
  title={Amphibian metamorphosis: An exquisite model for hormonal regulation of postembryonic development in vertebrates},
  author={Jamshed R. Tata},
  journal={Development},
  year={1996},
  volume={38}
}
  • J. Tata
  • Published 1 June 1996
  • Biology
  • Development
Metamorphosis in invertebrates and vertebrates is an ideal model for studying mechanisms of postembryonic development regulated by external signals. Amphibian metamorphosis shares many similarities with mammalian development in the perinatal period. The precocious induction in vivo and in culture of amphibian metamorphosis by exogenous thyroid hormones and its retardation or inhibition by prolactin, have allowed the analysis of such characteristic features of postembryonic development as… 
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