Anomalies in the Coloration of Japanese Amphibians and Their Applications in Genetic Research
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Color mutations and variations in amphibians are often found in the wild. They are potential subjects for genetic research, and are also a good indicator of environmental changes, because they normally occur during two distinct stages of the amphibian life cycle: in water, during the tadpole stage, and on land, after metamorphosis. However, reviews and compilations on the mutations and variations in wild-caught amphibians are scarce. Here, I present the color mutations and variations in Japanese frog species and show the results of our genetic analyses on the mechanisms of color expression and their implications.
The Second International conference “Amphibian and reptiles anomalies and pathology: methodology, evolutionary significance, monitoring and environmental health”
Conference date: 6–10 September 2016
Location: Ekaterinburg, Ural Federal University
The Second International Conference on Amphibian and Reptiles Anomalies and Pathology
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