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Creation of see-through frogs

We have created the first see-through four-legged creature by artificial crossing between two recessive color mutants of the Japanese brown frog, Rana japonica, whose back is brown, although some small fish are also see-through (Fig. 18, Fig. 19, Fig. 20, Fig. 21).

We can observe organs of the same frog over its entire life without dissecting it, so it is useful as a new experimental animal.

We can see through the skin how organs grow, how cancer starts and develops, how toxins affect bones, livers and other organs.



Fig. 18. Ovulated female.



Fig. 19. Tadpoles.


Fig. 20. Ventral view.


Fig. 21. Eggs of wild-type and see-through frogs.

Microscopical observation of see-through frogs




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