Genome Browser

You can browse Xenopus genomes at the external Web site, Xenopus Genome Project

The genome sequences of Xenopus tropicalis and its related species Xenopus laevis have been sequenced and published by international genome projects. Additional information such as the elucidated-sequences and their gene models (descriptions including intron and exon positions of each gene and the start and end of transcripts) can be viewed from multiple websites, including the above Xenopus Genome Project. These data files can be downloaded from external sites such as Xenbase. Additionally, browsers such as genome data viewers and JBrowse are distributed free of charge on each download site.

In 2018, the National Institute of Genetics website (Professor Atsushi Toyoda), was transferred to the NBRP Information Center server. It is maintained by the NBRP Information Center (Associate Professor Kawamoto, NIG), NBRP Xenopus tropicalis, and the Xenopus Community in Japan (Professor Fukui, Chuo University). You can browse the genomes of Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis.

Xenopus Genome Project (click to jump)

As a genome browsing website from Japan, there was a site published by Prof. Atsushi Toyoda, National Institute of Genetics, who was involved in the genome decoding of Xenopus laevis. The NBRP Information Center has now taken over this browser and the NBRP Xenopus tropicalis and the Xenopus Community in Japan have cooperated in data maintenance.


Session AM et al. Genome evolution in the allotetraploid frog Xenopus laevis. Nature 538: 336–343 (20 October 2016)

Hellsten U et al. The genome of the Western clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis. Science 328: 633-636 (30 Apr 2010)

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