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dc.contributor.editorTurriziani Colonna, Federicaen_US
dc.creatorRojas, Christopheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-26T21:10:12Z
dc.date.available2015-01-26T21:10:12Z
dc.date.created2015-01-26en_US
dc.date.issued2015-01-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/8282
dc.description.abstractThe Southern Gastric-Brooding Frog (Rheobatrachus silus) was an aquatic frog that lived in south-east Australia. In 2002, the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List declared the frog extinct, although no wild specimens had been reported since 1981. As the common name alludes to, the R. silus was a gastric-brooder, meaning that the female's eggs developed inside of her stomach. Weeks after ingestion, juvenile frogs escape through the mother's mouth. Because no other observed species performs this reproductive behavior, in the early twenty-first century R. silus became a target of the de-extinction movement that aims to resurrect extinct species. Researchers studied this frog's reproductive behavior and how the eggs and embryos escape digestion. Some scientists claimed that resurrecting this frog could result in future medical applications related to digestion and to reprogramming organ function, as during pregnancy, R. silus's stomach physiologically functioned as a uterus.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectOrganismen_US
dc.subject.lcshBreeding behavioren_US
dc.subject.lcshReproductive behavioren_US
dc.subject.lcshExtinction (Biology)en_US
dc.subject.lcshExtinct animalsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCloningen_US
dc.subject.lcshFrogsen_US
dc.subject.lcshembryosen_US
dc.subject.lcshAustraliaen_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of New South Walesen_US
dc.subject.lcshTyler, Michael J.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLiem, David S.en_US
dc.titleThe Southern Gastric-Brooding Frogen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoOrganismsen_US
dc.subject.tagMichael Archeren_US
dc.subject.tagde-extinctionen_US
dc.subject.taggastric brooding frogen_US
dc.subject.tagsomatic cell nuclear transferen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dwc.scientificNameRheobatrachus silus
dwc.nameAccordingToLiem, Davis S. A new genus of frog of the family Leptodactylidae from S.E. Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 16 (1973): 459-70.
dwc.genusRheobatrachus
dwc.specificEpithetsilus


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