you will be interested to see this excellent example of an art
The mystery of what causes frogs to have missing or deformed limbs
remained unsolved until Sessions teamed up with colleague Brandon
Ballengee of the University of Plymouth, UK. They report their
findings in the Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and
For a decade, Ballengee and Sessions have collaborated on a series of
art and science projects that image amphibians' bodies to show the
detail within, the most recent of which is funded by the Arts Catalyst
organisation, based in London.
Our Journal of Experimental Zoology Paper has come out (see attached)
and the BBC reported on it last week!
Though they simplify our findings in the story, we have found what we
think is the primary mechanism behind the majority of limb deformities
The next challenge is to look at how environmental factors such as
degradation may alter otherwise natural predator/prey relationships!
We have a lot or work yet to do!
Currently, I have created a new lab at SAT in Montreal for the summer
to investigate this phenomenon in frogs in Quebec.
Also, if you have time check out the recent interview in Antennae magazine