From Egg to Tadpole: Early Morphogenesis in Xenopus

Producer: Cytographics Pty., Ltd.

A dramatic video chronology of the tadpole’s development. Using time-lapse photography to compress events that take hours or even days into mere seconds, it shows in vivid colour some of the major events of the embryogenesis in the African toad Xenopus. The spectacular video covers the initial cycle of cell division; gastrulation; neurulation; elongation of the embryo and its escape from the egg membrane; and the ultimate transformation of the simple embryo into a recognisable tadpole. Accompanied by Instructor’s Guide.


Year of production: 1999
Running time: 19.30 mins.
Price: US$60.00