Xenopus Frog Lapel PinRegular price €64.00
This lapel pin is inspired by the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis. Not just any frog, Xenopus is an important model organism for scientists. As a model organism, it is closely related to humans and other vertebrates and was even on board the space shuttle Endeavour to study reproduction in zero gravity. It is used extensively in developmental biology, cell biology, toxicology and neurobiology primarily because of its large, easy to work with embryo. In nature, it is an aggressive and robust predator and can easily invade new habitats and outcompete native frog species.
The pin is approximately 2.5 cm long and ships with a butterfly clasp to attach it to a lapel or jacket.
The pin is 3D printed in solid sterling silver, bronze or brass.
To learn more about Xenopus, check out this blog post: Out of Africa and Into the Lab: How Xenopus became a Model Organism