Removal of eyes in early larval stages alters the response of the clawed toad, Xenopus laevis, to surface waves.

@article{Claas1994RemovalOE,
  title={Removal of eyes in early larval stages alters the response of the clawed toad, Xenopus laevis, to surface waves.},
  author={Barbara Claas},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={1994},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={423-8}
}
The clawed toad, Xenopus laevis, responds to surface waves with a very accurate orienting reaction towards the source of the wave. The importance of visual experience during larval development for this orienting reaction guided by the lateral line was investigated by testing the responses in postmetamorphic animals deprived of vision from an early larval stage by enucleation or rearing in darkness. Control animals were enucleated after metamorphosis. The results show that the orienting response… CONTINUE READING

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