Effects of Bisphenol A (BPA) on the Neural Development of the Xenopus laevis Tadpole, The
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a component in plastics that has been a growing concern since the middle of the 1990's when it was discovered to be an endocrine disruptor. More recent work suggests it could also affect the nervous system. The aim of this project is to identify the sublethal effects of BPA on nervous system development and function. For this we will use the Xenopus tadpole visual system as our model system. This model allows us to study the development and function of a neural circuit at the behavioral, circuit, and cellular levels. Preliminary data has shown that concentrations at 20uM BPA ...
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