“When you look at segments of the Xenopus genome, you literally are looking at structures that are 360 million years old and were part of the genome of the last common ancestor of all birds, frogs, dinosaurs and mammals that ever roamed the Earth,” said study leader Uffe Hellsten of the Department of Energy’s Joint… [Read More]
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African clawed frogs have more in common with humans than you might think, according to their newly sequenced genome, which shows a surprising number of commonalities with the human genome. The frog in question is a slimy, rotund type scientifically named Xenopus tropicalis. This is the first time an amphibian genome has been sequenced, and… [Read More]
Scientists have now done for frogs what they’ve already done for humans, honeybees, fruit flies, chickens, chimpanzees, rats and pufferfish – sequenced their genome. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute and the University of California, Berkeley, are publishing the genome of the African clawed frog (Xenopus tropicalis) in Friday’s edition of the… [Read More]
The Western clawed frog’s (Xenopus tropicalis) genome has been sequenced, making it the first amphibian to be added to the list of sequenced organisms. Scientists from several institutions collaborated on the study, which was led by Uffe Hellsten of the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and published in Science magazine. The Western clawed frog… [Read More]
Unless your father was a prince with a shady past, you probably haven’t thought much about how related you are to a frog lately. But it turns out that about 80 percent of the genes known to cause diseases in humans have counterparts in the genome of Xenopus tropicalis—the western clawed frog native to sub-Saharan… [Read More]
Scientists announced Thursday they had cracked the genetic code of an African clawed frog, the latest project aimed at understanding how genes work for potential applications in human health. The genome — or collection of genetic information — of Xenopus tropicalis, a frog living entirely in water in sub-Saharan Africa, was published in the April… [Read More]
An international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of the western clawed frog, an important model animal in research on embryos and human genetic diseases. Although biologists have uncovered the DNA sequences of more than 175 organisms so far — from corn to the spotted green puffer fish — this is the first genome… [Read More]