Einsteck Transplants.


Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 [Email]


Einsteck procedure refers to a method whereby the experimenter inserts material into the blastocoel cavity of an early amphibian embryo. This procedure is simpler to perform than other types of grafts, such as Spemann-Mangold, and with practice yields a sizable amount of data suitable for statistical analysis. This protocol for Einsteck transplantation in Xenopus describes the insertion of the gastrula-stage blastopore lip into the blastocoel cavity of a host embryo.

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