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The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a popular aquatic fish increasingly being used as a model vertebrate in life science research. This organism has a full complement of genetic tools including a polished consensus genome and effective tools for both forward and reverse genetics approaches. From the genetic basis of variation in pigmentation to stem cell biology to behavioral genetics of addiction, the zebrafish is the premier nonmammalian vertebrate model organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBrenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780080961569
ISBN (Print)9780123749840
StatePublished - Feb 27 2013


  • Addiction
  • Behavior
  • Development
  • ENU
  • GFP
  • Morpholinos
  • Mutagenesis
  • Tol2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Medicine


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