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Husbandry, General Care, and Transportation of Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis

  • Sean McNamara
  • Marcin Wlizla
  • Marko E. HorbEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1865)


Maintenance of optimal conditions such as water parameters, diet, and feeding is essential to a healthy Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis colony and thus to the productivity of the lab. Our prior husbandry experience as well as the rapid growth of the National Xenopus Resource has given us a unique insight into identifying and implementing these optimal parameters into our husbandry operations. Here, we discuss our standard operating procedures that will be of use to both new and established Xenopus facilities.

Key words

Xenopus laevis Xenopus tropicalis Aquatic recirculating systems Husbandry 



The National Xenopus Resource is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (P40 OD010997).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Xenopus ResourceMarine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA

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