, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 277–279 | Cite as

Egg pigment is accumulated in the tadpole's brain

  • L. Kordylewski
Short Communications


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.


Cell Cluster Pigment Cell Strict Correlation Albino Mutant Pigment Cell Cluster 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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