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Xenopus laevis Reproduction and Fetax Laboratory

Phylum: Chordata

Subphylum: Vertebrata

Clasis: Amphibia

Ordo: Anura

Familya: Pipidae

Genus: Xenopus

Species: X. laevis (Daudin, 1802)

X. laevis (African clawed frog) is an important organism for biological and biomedical research and is widely used as an experimental animal. The female of the species is used in the Hogben test, which is used to detect pregnancy. The Frog Embryo Teratogenesis Test - Xenopus (FETAX) is a fast, easy and inexpensive test method used to determine the potential developmental toxicity of any test material (xenobiotics, nanomaterials and drugs). FETAX is a primary organogenesis test, and the initial 96-hour embryonic development of Xenopus is nearly identical to the major stages in human organogenesis. Therefore, FETAX can be used to identify potential toxins and teratogens in human development. FETAX also provides the ability to monitor acute, chronic, developmental and behavioral toxicity for ecological and human health risk assessment.


To get information:

Prof.Dr. Ferah SAYIM      Number: 0232-311-1783   

Vet.Dr. Emrah SOYLU      Number: 0232-311-4934 


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