chapter  15
RNAi in Xenopus Embryos
WithKin Hang Kok, Dong-Yan Jin
Pages 10

The African clawed frog Xenopus laevis is an invaluable model organism that has contributed substantially to the study of cellular and developmental biology.1 Thus, studies in this system are seminal to the fields of mitosis and cell cycle control, chromatin assembly, and cytoskeleton, as well as cell signaling. In addition, pioneering work in Xenopus has provided grounds for understanding early embryonic development, morphogenesis, and organogenesis.