Friday Frog – 200th post!

Bringing this blog to its 200th post is Xenopus laevis, the African Clawed Frog, which is currently the subject of a major study of disease-resistant genes which may provide strategies for avoiding extinctions of many frog species in the wild.

Xenopus laevis

African Clawed Frog

Image courtesy of Peter Halasz


~ by B.T. Murtagh on July 18, 2008.

6 Responses to “Friday Frog – 200th post!”

  1. Ho.

  2. Thank you! A Pharyngulite calls already! 🙂

    (I shall hop with glee if PZ says “Ho” here! 😉

  3. Ho Ho

    I hopped right over here.

  4. Another Brian, another hopper – how about that!

  5. well, I can’t help it, BT. Friday Crotter’s are cool, and frogs are special. I used to have a pacman frog that I fed live mice to. He was way cool. Frogs – if they can get their lips around it, it’s food.

  6. Forgot to mention – I had a friend who owned a clawed frog. He was moving, so he put it in a 10gal tank with his goldfish. It took him about 8 missing goldfish to figure out why they were disappearing.

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