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Types of supernumerary outgrowths produced after inverting the dorsoventral limb axis of the anuranBufo bufo

  • P. Costaridis
  • S. Papageorgiou
  • V. Kiortsis
  • C. Zafeiratos
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Summary

Contralateral grafts were performed on the larval limb buds of the anuranBufo bufo. The dorsoventral axis of 80 buds at stages IV or V was inverted. Ten tadpoles were used as controls. Fifty-two supernumerary structures developed, all of them in dorsal or ventral locations on the host stump. The majority (32 out of the 44 outgrowths with more than 3 toes) were normal limbs of stump handedness. However, the following abnormal structures were also observed: 2 double-posterior, 3 mixed-symmetric, and 7 undetermined cases. These results are in agreement with the predictions of a hierarchical polar coordinate model for epimorphic regeneration.

Key words

Supernumerary outgrowths Dorsoventral limb axis Anuran Bufo bufo 

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© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Costaridis
    • 1
  • S. Papageorgiou
    • 2
  • V. Kiortsis
    • 1
  • C. Zafeiratos
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoological LaboratoryUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.N.R.C. “Demokritos”AthensGreece

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