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Environmental, social, and genetic factors predisposing Xenopus laevis tadpoles to infection
(University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2007)
This work examines the ecological, social and genetic factors that predispose amphibians to infection. In the last 30 years many amphibian populations have declined due to infectious disease, although few researchers have ...
Herbicides and their Lethal and Sub-lethal Effects on the Chemical Communication System of Xenopus laevis
(University of Canterbury. Zoology, 2004)
Amphibian populations are in mass decline on a global scale. Various explanations have been considered, including harmful effects from exposure to toxicants. Using Xenopus laevis adults and tadpoles, potential sublethal ...
Skin peptide defences of African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) and New Zealand Litoria frogs against bacterial dermatosepticemia
(University of Canterbury. School of Biological Sciences, 2008)
In frogs, part of the important immune defence system of their skin is the secretion of antimicrobial peptides from granular glands. This study investigated the immune function of skin peptides in protection against bacterial ...