2012 Edition, December 1, 2012
Standard Guide for Conducting the Frog Embryo Teratogenesis Assay-Xenopus (FETAX)
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Description / Abstract:
This guide covers procedures for obtaining laboratory data
concerning the developmental toxicity of a test material. The test
utilizes embryos of the African clawed frog, Xenopus
laevis and is called FETAX (Frog Embryo Teratogenesis
Assay-Xenopus) (1).2 Some of these procedures
will be useful for conducting developmental toxicity tests with
other species of frogs although numerous modifications might be
necessary. A list of alternative anurans is presented in Appendix