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Exposure of African clawed frog tadpoles to environmental levels of common herbicides

Dennis Padovan

Exposure of African clawed frog tadpoles to environmental levels of common herbicides

by Dennis Padovan

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Xenopus laevis -- Effect of chemicals on,
  • Xenopus -- Development,
  • Herbicides -- Environmental aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Dennis Padovan.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 45 leaves :
    Number of Pages45
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13626739M
    OCLC/WorldCa43734120

    Sharma B and Patiño R () Effects of cadmium on growth, metamorphosis and gonadal sex differentiation in tadpoles of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, Chemosphere, /phere, , (), Online publication date: 1-Aug African dwarf frogs are a great addition to a peaceful tropical community aquarium. These frogs use their lungs to breathe air at the water's surface, but cannot survive outside the water. Find African dwarf frogs for sale at your local PetSmart store! Price may vary by location.

    tadpoles are fairly transparent, tend to swim “upside down,” and can be African clawed frogs can tolerate variable water salinities, pH levels, temperatures, and nutrient levels, and thus are able to adapt to a variety of conditions. Common Plantanna, African Clawed Frog .   This video is a sequel to my video from 7 weeks ago entitled, "African Clawed Frog Tadpoles Swimming Among Mosquitoe Larvae and Water Striders." There are fewer tadpoles now during the heat of.

    To investigate why, Hayes and his laboratory colleagues, mostly undergraduate students, raised larvae of the common laboratory frog, the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis), in water containing these pesticides and found four times the normal level of the stress hormone corticosterone. Hayes suspects that not all of the pesticides affect frogs. prior to atrazine exposure, this particular tadpole experienced very little growth and development compared to the others in the same concentra-tion, and, due to its especially low level of activ-ity, it developed a wound caused by attempted predation from the other tadpoles. Figure 2 shows the smaller tadpole compared to others in.


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Exposure of African clawed frog tadpoles to environmental levels of common herbicides by Dennis Padovan Download PDF EPUB FB2

For his laboratory tests, he used the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, a popular research subject that, like many frogs, is very sensitive to hormones that mimic the effect of their own sex hormones. If raised in a pond with estrogen, for example, all Xenopus tadpoles turn into females.

The African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis, also known as the xenopus, African clawed toad, African claw-toed frog or the platanna) is a species of African aquatic frog of the family name is derived from the three short claws on each hind foot, which it uses to tear apart its food.

The word Xenopus means "strange foot" and laevis means "smooth". Class: Amphibia. Quantitative analyses of flow sensing behaviors in anurans have been limited to two species, the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis (type 1), during larval and adult stages [6][7][8][9][10][ Housing the African Clawed Frog.

A gallon aquarium is considered the minimum appropriate size for one African clawed frog. While African clawed frogs don't need a land area, the water should only be about 12 inches deep for the frogs to easily reach the surface to breathe oxygen.

1. Introduction. Xenopus laevis (also called the African Clawed frog due to the sharp, black claws in the hind inner three toes) is an aquatic amphibian of the Order Anuran and the family s are a long-lived, aquatic amphibian commonly used in teaching classrooms and in research laboratories.

From the early s to the present, Xenopus have been studied as animal Cited by:   Sixty (60) adult male African clawed frogs ( days old) obtained from breeders in a local African Xenopus farm (Knyser, South Africa) for each exposure was used for this study.

Animals were transported in water filled polystyrene plastic boxes under conditions suitable for the African clawed frog. To care for African Clawed frog tadpoles, start feeding them powdered egg and extremely fine goldfish food once they start swimming freely. When you feed them, keep an eye on the tank to make sure the food is small enough for them to consume and circulating properly.

Valérie Preud’homme, Sylvain Milla, Virginie Gillardin, Edwin De Pauw, Mathieu Denoël, Patrick Kestemont, Effects of low dose endosulfan exposure on brain neurotransmitter levels in the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis, Chemosphere, /phere,(.

African Clawed Frog Xenopus laevis. We have the ever popular African Clawed frogs for sale at excellent prices. This species eats anything it can fit into its mouth, and has a voracious appetite. They can live for up to 25 years in captivity, and can reach five-inches in length.

Xenopus laevis tadpoles were exposed for 48 h during sexual differentiation to atrazine at 21 μg/L under static laboratory conditions at 21 ± °C.

After this exposure period, tadpoles were fixed and the kidney‐gonad complex was microdissected. Quantitative histological analysis of the gonad revealed a 57% reduction in testicular volume among atrazine‐exposed tadpoles.

Acute exposure to high concentrations of propanil may have a high direct toxic effect on the Asian common toad. The survival of the tadpoles with chronic exposure to ecologically relevant doses of. 2 days ago  Atrazine induces complete feminization and chemical castration in male African clawed frogs Only six of the 40 frogs were in any way normal at the conclusion of the study, suggesting an 85 percent damage rate resulting from exposure to atrazine at levels below what the federal government has deemed as “safe” for humans.

The eyes of African clawed frogs are located on top of the head, turned upward, and have no lids. African clawed frogs range from 2 to over 5 inches in body length.

The tadpoles are fairly transparent, tend to swim “upside down,” and can be distinguished by the presence of long, catfish-like barbels (whiskers).

Current Distribution. Introduction. In recent years many amphibian populations worldwide have experienced a dramatic and well-documented decline. Habitat loss and fragmentation [1, 2], exposure to UV-B radiation [], infectious disease [], pesticides [5–9], climate change [10, 11], and over-collection [12, 13], have all been linked to this addition, amphibians may be exposed to a variety of.

Live African Clawed Frogs and Tadpoles (Xenopus) are very unique frogs that lack a tongue and visible 5–12" frogs are multicolored on their back with blotches of olive gray or brown. Choose from tadpoles, juveniles (male or female) or adults (male or female). The African clawed frog is an aquatic species that doesn’t have any teeth or tongue.

The genus name of the frog means strange foot and the specific name means smooth. African Clawed Frog Pictures [ ]. To care for African Clawed or Dwarf Frogs, start by choosing a roomy, filtered tank for the frog's habitat.

Keep in mind that Clawed Frogs need more space than Dwarf Frogs, which are much smaller. Both types of frogs prefer a temperature range between 70 and 75 degrees F, and they're happiest when they have plenty of hiding places, such as Views: 34K. African clawed frogs can grow up to a length of 5 in (13 cm).

They have a flattened head and body, but no tongue or external ears. These frogs are plentiful in ponds and rivers within the south. Hermaphroditic, demasculinized frogs after exposure to the herbicide atrazine at low ecologically relevant doses. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA Crossref, Medline, Google Scholar; Hayes T, Haston K, Tsui M, Hoang A, Haeffele C, Vonk A.

Herbicides: feminization of male frogs in the wild. Nature that environmental levels cause problems. Pesticides vs. Natural Mortality Factors. African clawed frog tadpoles exposed to ppb atrazine develop into hermaphrodites.

(Hayes et al.,PNAS) 5 4 3 2 1 0 Exposure Assessment Environmental Chemistry What is the distribution of environmental. You can listen to more sounds of African Clawed Frogs on this cd: Carlos Davidson - Frog and Toad Calls of the Pacific Coast - Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and on the cd that comes with this book: Lang Elliott, Carl Gerhardt, and Carlos Davidson - The Frogs and Toads of North America -.

An African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, the type used in Hayes' laboratory studies. no one had looked in detail at hormone levels in frogs or at effects on tadpoles, the larval stage of [email protected]{osti_, title = {Effect of chronic copper and pentachlorophenol exposure to early life stages of Xenopus laevis}, author = {Fort, D J and Stover, E L}, abstractNote = {An evaluation of the effects of low-level copper and pentachlorophenol exposure on various early life stages of the South African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis was performed using stage-specific and long-term.