How to order

To order resources from the EXRC, please download the Xenopus Request Form and email your order to

If you have any specific questions or you want to discuss your order, please contact us at or by phone on +44(0)23 9284 2327.

Plasmids are usually spotted onto filter paper and sent via Royal Mail.

Fosmids and ORFeome clones are provided as an LB Stab culture in a Falcon tube and sent via Royal Mail.

Antibodies are sent in microcentrifuge tubes packed with ice blocks and usually sent via courier (charged on the recipient’s account).

Oocytes are sent in 1x MBS* with one ovary per Falcon tube and sent via courier next day by 10 am service.

Live frogs are sent via a licensed livestock courier (paid directly to the shipping company by the recipient).

A small charge for academic users is applied to each resource to cover the cost and delivery detailed in the table below.


* 1 x MBS

88mM NaCl, 1mM KCl, 2.4mM NaHCO3, 0.82mM MgSO4 x 2H2O, 0.33mM Ca(NO3)2 x 2H2O, 0.41mM CaCl2x 6H2O, 10mM HEPES