Individual variation in the development of the common toad, Bufo bufo (Anura, Bufonidae): 1. Timing of development and anomalies of external structure

Individual variation in the development of the common toad, Bufo bufo (Anura, Bufonidae): 1.... Parameters of development have been analyzed in all offspring (1633 ind.) from the same spawn of one pair of common toads under conditions of laboratory rearing, with natural elimination being reduced to a minimum. The results show that the range of developmental options for the species is much wider than it follows from the standard tables of development. “Background anomalies” (Kovalenko, 2003) in the external structure of developing larvae are described, and their probable frequencies under nearly optimal conditions are indicated. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

Individual variation in the development of the common toad, Bufo bufo (Anura, Bufonidae): 1. Timing of development and anomalies of external structure

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Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Life Sciences; Developmental Biology; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology
ISSN
1062-3604
eISSN
1608-3326
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1062360413040036
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Abstract

Parameters of development have been analyzed in all offspring (1633 ind.) from the same spawn of one pair of common toads under conditions of laboratory rearing, with natural elimination being reduced to a minimum. The results show that the range of developmental options for the species is much wider than it follows from the standard tables of development. “Background anomalies” (Kovalenko, 2003) in the external structure of developing larvae are described, and their probable frequencies under nearly optimal conditions are indicated.

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Russian Journal of Developmental BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 12, 2013

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