Genetic linkage maps of the West African clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis.

@article{Kochan2003GeneticLM,
  title={Genetic linkage maps of the West African clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis.},
  author={Kelli J Kochan and David A. Wright and Lisa J Schroeder and Jianjun Shen and Donald C. Morizot},
  journal={Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists},
  year={2003},
  volume={226 1},
  pages={99-102}
}
Amphibians, and particularly the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis, have been used for more than a century as models of vertebrate embryonic development. However, in many cases, elucidation of developmental functions of specific gene sequences could be severely impeded, because X. laevis is a tetraploid species, with multiple functional copies of many genes of interest. Recent studies have shifted focus to the West African or tropical clawed frog, X. tropicalis, the only known diploid species… CONTINUE READING

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