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Posted by on February 18th, 2013


Have you ever thought to yourself ‘Hey, that inanimate object looks just like a xenopus!’ No? Well maybe after reading this you will. I started a PhD in a Xenopus lab in 2010 and ever since I’ve been seeing Xenopus everywhere. So much so that I decided to set up a facebook page called ‘Things that look like Xenopus’. You can check it out by following the link below or simply by searching for things that look like Xenopus in the facebook search bar.

http://www.facebook.com/ThingsThatLookLikeXenopus

I set the facebook page up around 4 months ago and since then it has had people from round the world ‘like’ it and I have even had a few people send in their own pictures. I’m now trying to boost awareness of the page and fully encourage people to post their own pictures. Some examples can be seen posted here. The sycamore seed was my first picture and still my favourite. Hopefully you can see how it resembles a tailbud stage embryo. Another one of my favourites is this seed sent in by Nicole Ward. It looks just like a neurula stage embryo on its side.


I hope from this you get the idea and will check out the page.

Happy hunting!
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