The African clawed frog, much used in embryological research and formerly in pregnancy testing, as it produces eggs in response to substances in the urine of a pregnant woman.
- Xenopus laevis, family Pipidae.
- Similarly, studies on the frog Xenopus laevis show POMC mRNA expression in the same regions.
- They were first isolated from the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis.
- The new species, X. arabiensis, differs from other Xenopus in its long maxilla and maxillary tooth row.
Late 19th century: modern Latin, from xeno- 'strange' + Greek pous 'foot'.
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