The short generation time of clawed frogs and newts makes them suitable for a variety of biological studies. Xenopus tropicalis has a generation time of 4-6 months, making it suitable for genetic studies. Although Xenopus laevis has a slightly longer generation time (1-2 years), it is suitable for developmental biology studies due to the ease with which embryos can be manipulated. Whole genome sequencing information is available for both species. Finally, Pleurodeles waltl has a short generation time similar to that of Xenopus tropicalis, and is especially suitable for regeneration studies.
・X. tropicalis (inbred, transgenic or mutant): about 90 strains/lines
・X. laevis (“): about 10 strains/lines
・P. waltl (“): about 10 strains/lines
・Genomic DNA, cDNA clones, in situ hybridization kits,CRISPR/Cas9-positive control kits: about 500 samples/clones/kits
Subjects in the NBRP programs “Genome information upgrading program” and “Fundamental technology upgrading program” related to “X. tropicalis”
【 Genome information upgrading program 】
【 Fundamental technology upgrading program 】