dorsalized axolotls?

Richard Gordon gordonr at cc.umanitoba.ca
Sun Oct 20 09:16:02 EST 1996


Dear Andrew,

For lithium effects in urodeles, the attached list might help. Please
summarize what you learn for the rest of us.

Yours, -Dick Gordon

At  4:36 PM 10/19/96 -0700, A. Johnson wrote:
>Does anyone know if axolotls can be dorsalized by incubating them in LiCl
>like Xenopus embryos?  If so, is there a reference available?
>Thanks
>AJ
>
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>Andrew D. Johnson
>Department of Biological Science
>BIO 221
>Florida State University
>Tallahassee, FL  32306-3050
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>e-mail:  johnson at bio.fsu.edu
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