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Sal-Sit(R24-OD010435) and the Ambystoma Genetic nig
Stock Center (P40-OD019794) are funded by the Office 
of the Director at
 the National Institutes of Health.

                                           

Fun Facts

Why are axolotls the most studied salamander model?

Axolotls are used because they provide a vertebrate model organism that is easy to rear and breed in the lab.

Methods to care for axolotls have been perfected over many decades and they are the only salamanders that can be bred multiple times a year.

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