How did urodele embryos come into prominence as a model system?

Abstract

Experimental studies on amphibian embryos started mainly in Germany during the last two decades of the 19th century. At first, urodele amphibians were used much less frequently than anurans. At that time, embryological studies on urodeles were mostly descriptive and comparative. In Germany, Spemann (1900)--immediately followed by Harrison in the United… (More)

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