Xenopus, both tadpoles and adults, have long been used as a model organism in developmental, embryology and molecular biology research. They are now a popular model for studying the biological and pathological processes of human disease.
Xenopus tadpoles can be monitored in all three systems, the Zantiks MWP, AD, or LT. Adult xenopus are monitored in the Zantiks AD and LT units.
An adult Xenopus exploring a tank in the AD unit
Xenopus tadpoles in a Y Maze to assess memory (Video provided by Prof Matt Guille's lab, University of Portsmouth)
Xenopus tadpoles responding to different vibration stimuli. The time at which stimuli is delivered is indicated by a red number at the top left of the video. The 60 seconds between stimuli has been sped up in this video. (Video provided by Prof Matt Guille's lab, University of Portsmouth)