Touchon & Dr. Warkentin published in PNAS

06/23/2008

Biology graduate student Justin Touchon and Associate Professor Karen Warkentin recently published an article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing that a Central American treefrog lays both aquatic and terrestrial eggs, and chooses where to lay its eggs based on the threat of egg desiccation. This is the first vertebrate known to lay eggs both in water and on land, and may offer insight into the evolution of reproduction on land.

Their research was also featured in a BU Today article.