Laboratory Animal Medicine

Laboratory Animal Medicine (Third Edition)

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
2015, Pages 931-965
Laboratory Animal Medicine

Chapter 18 - Biology and Diseases of Amphibians

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Amphibians are commonly used in research, and are unique in that they typically represent a transition from early aquatic life forms to terrestrial adults. There are over 6200 species of living amphibians, with tremendous variation in morphology and behavior. This chapter presents an overview of amphibian biology, husbandry and diseases, with emphasis on species most commonly used in research, including Xenopus laevis, axolotls, leopard and bullfrogs, and dendrobatid frogs.

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