What Gives Frogs a Face? Zoologists Clarify Role of FOXN3 Gene in Development of Clawed Frog

In terms of numbers, frogs are superior to all the other amphibians, and even mammals,” says Professor Dr. Lennart Olsson from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany). Professor Olsson’s research group for Systematic Zoology examines these animals’s special secret of success. “We are interested in how the frogs developed in such a great variety and which evolutionary new development is responsible for making frogs so particularly successful,” Jennifer Schmidt from Olsson’s team explains.

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