, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 277–279

Egg pigment is accumulated in the tadpole's brain

  • L. Kordylewski
Short Communications

DOI: 10.1007/BF01947581

Cite this article as:
Kordylewski, L. Experientia (1984) 40: 277. doi:10.1007/BF01947581


Four different crosses with wild-type and albino mutants ofXenopus laevis show 1. that the occurrence of the pigmented cell clusters in the tadpole's brain is independent of the presence of pigmentation of the body and 2. that there is a strict correlation between a pigmentation of the egg and the appearance of pigmented cells in the brain of the developing larva. The data strongly support the idea that the egg pigment appears in the brain later in development.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Kordylewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Comparative Anatomy. Institute of ZoologyJagiellonian UniversityKraków(Poland)
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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