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Grainger Lab

Eye development, Xenopus tropicalis genetics

University of Virginia

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA



Grainger, Robert M. (Principal Investigator/Director)
Zimmerman, Keith B. (Technician)
Nakayama, Takuya (Other)

Research Area

Our group, which includes collaborators across the United States and Europe, is continuing to develop X. tropicalis as a model organism. We are optimizing husbandry regimes to further shorten generation time, adapting X. laevis protocols, and assembling a set of genetic research tools including chemical and insertional mutagenesis, gene traps, stable transgenic reporter lines, inducible gene expression systems, and genetic and physical maps of the X. tropicalis genome.

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