The reaction of Xenopus laevis Daudin (South African toad) to linear accelerations.


Preparing the German Spacelab Mission D-2 project "Gravity Perception and Neuronal Plasticity"--STATEX II--ground based experiments have been performed with larvae of the amphibian vertebrate Xenopus laevis Daud. to study the reactions to different levels of acceleration forces and profiles. The larvae have been exposed to accelerations of up to 5 g for different time periods using a modified laboratory centrifuge and the NIZEMI (Niedergeschwindigkeits-Zentrifugen-Mikroskop) which allows direct observation and video documentation. The results will be discussed and compared with those of the D1-Mission, parabolic flights, and simulated weightlessness.


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@article{Neubert1994TheRO, title={The reaction of Xenopus laevis Daudin (South African toad) to linear accelerations.}, author={J. Neubert and Anne Schatz and B Bromeis and W. Briegleb}, journal={Advances in space research : the official journal of the Committee on Space Research}, year={1994}, volume={14 8}, pages={299-303} }