Response of Amputated Xenopus Laevis Forelimbs to Augmentation of the Nerve Supply

  • Catherine Tsilfidis
  • Richard A. Liversage
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 172)


This study concerns the effects of nerve augmentation on growth and development of forelimb regenerates in metamorphosed Xenopus laevis froglets. Augmentation was accomplished by implanting spinal ganglia from sibling donors near the base of the host regenerate. The results show that nerve augmentation increases the potential growth of regenerates and also leads to perturbations of the normal cartilaginous outgrowth. However, nerve augmentation does not appear to make a substantial contribution of the definitive pattern formation in the regenerate.


Skin Graft Xenopus Laevis Neuronal Cell Body Nerve Supply Spinal Ganglion 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine Tsilfidis
    • 1
  • Richard A. Liversage
    • 1
  1. 1.Ramsay Wright Zoological LaboratoriesUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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