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A Simple Behavioral Assay for Testing Visual Function in Xenopus laevis

DOI :

10.3791/51726-v

June 12th, 2014

June 12th, 2014

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1Ophthalmology Department, Center for Vision Research, SUNY Eye Institute, Upstate Medical University

Xenopus laevis tadpoles prefer swimming on the white side of a black/white tank. This behavior is guided by their vision. Based on this behavior, we present a simple assay to test the visual function of tadpoles.

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