Experientia

, Volume 41, Issue 7, pp 918–919 | Cite as

The regeneration of newt limbs deformed in nature

  • P. A. Tsonis
  • G. Eguchi
Short Communications Anatomy, Physiology

Summary

The regeneration of abnormal limbs from a wild newt population was examined. The abnormalities were: mirror symmetrical reduplications of digit parts, deformed wrists, or limbs with supernumerary digits. Normal regeneration resulted after amputation of the abnormal parts, regardless of the original deformity. The results suggest that the abnormalities are probably the result of local trauma to the limbs.

Key words

Newts, wild population Cynops pyrrhogaster limb regeneration deformed limbs 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Tsonis
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Eguchi
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Molecular Biology, Faculty of ScienceNagoya UniversityNagoya(Japan)
  2. 2.Department of Developmental BiologyNational Institute for Basic BiologyOkazaki(Japan)

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