African clawed frog

1802

Faber's Normal Table of Xenopus laevis (Daudin). Xenopus laevis Keller Explants Xenopus laevis recordings Xenopus Animal models Frogs of Africa Amphibians described in 1802 Traditional African medicine Taxa named by Fran├žois Marie Daudin

1930

In the 1930s, two South African researchers, Hillel Shapiro and Harry Zwarenstein, students of Lancelot Hogben at the University of Cape Town, discovered that the urine from pregnant women would induce oocyte production in X.

1950

Xenbase hosts the full details and release information regarding the current Xenopus laevis genome (9.1). == As pets == Xenopus laevis have been kept as pets and research subjects since as early as the 1950s.

2003

They have been shown to devastate native populations of frogs and other creatures by eating their young. In 2003, Xenopus laevis frogs were discovered in a pond at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

2016

Genome sequencing by the Rokhsar and Harland groups (UC Berkeley) and by Taira and collaborators (University of Tokyo, Japan) gave a major boost to the project, which, with additional contributions from investigators in the Netherlands, Korea, Canada and Australia, led to publication of the genome sequence and its characterization in 2016. == Online Model Organism Database == Xenbase is the Model Organism Database (MOD) for both Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis.




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