Ontogenesis and Regeneration of Embryonic Hindlimb Bud of Anuran Amphibian (Bufo) after Transplantation on the Tadpole Tail

  • S. Zafeiratou
  • P. Kostaridis
  • C. Zafeiratos
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Hindlimb bud from tadpole-donor in the paddle stage was transplanted as homograft on the tail of tadpole-host in the cone and five digit stages. The heterochronic development of the grafted hindlimb bud resulted in differential effects on their developmental pattern. Smaller or larger limb-segments than the normal were developed. It was concluded that the limb size is a parameter independed on the growth and the pattern formation during the hindlimb development.


Bufo Bufo Metamorphic Climax Anuran Amphibian Vertebrate Limb Tail Skin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Zafeiratou
    • 1
  • P. Kostaridis
    • 1
  • C. Zafeiratos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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