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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 37, No. 4, 2016, pp. 237-245
Bioline Code: zr16035
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 37, No. 4, 2016, pp. 237-245

 en Research proceedings on amphibian model organisms
Liu, Lu-Sha; Zhao, Lan-Ying; Wang, Shou-Hong & Jiang, Jian-Ping


Model organisms have long been important in biology and medicine due to their specific characteristics. Amphibians, especially Xenopus check for this species in other resources , play key roles in answering fundamental questions on developmental biology, regeneration, genetics, and toxicology due to their large and abundant eggs, as well as their versatile embryos, which can be readily manipulated and developed in vivo. Furthermore, amphibians have also proven to be of considerable benefit in human disease research due to their conserved cellular developmental and genomic organization. This review gives a brief introduction on the progress and limitations of these animal models in biology and human disease research, and discusses the potential and challenge of Microhyla fissipes check for this species in other resources as a new model organism.

Amphibian; Model organism; Life Science; Biomedicine; Microhyla fissipes

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