Welcome to the NIH Xenopus Initiative Web Site.
This Web Site has been developed to help keep you aware of NIH's progress and plans regarding support of the genomic and genetic needs for Xenopus research. It also provides links to community resources and to information about courses, meetings and publications.
An initial series of recommendations of needs for Xenopus research was devised by participants of the NIH's Non-Mammalian Model Workshop in February 1999. They recommended the creation of critical community-wide resources for both the widely used X. laevis and the newly available X. tropicalis, which is amenable to genetic manipulation. These resources will enable researchers to enhance the advantages of Xenopus to provide critical breakthroughs in our understanding of embryonic development, organogenesis, oncogenesis, and cell biological processes.