UNIT 1.18 Exploring Zebrafish Genomic, Functional and Phenotypic Data Using ZFIN

  1. Sridhar Ramachandran,
  2. Barbara Ruef,
  3. Christian Pich,
  4. Judy Sprague

Published Online: 1 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0118s31

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Ramachandran, S., Ruef, B., Pich, C. and Sprague, J. 2010. Exploring Zebrafish Genomic, Functional and Phenotypic Data Using ZFIN. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 31:1.18:1.18.1–1.18.44.

Author Information

  1. University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: SEP 2010


The zebrafish model organism database (ZFIN) provides a Web resource of zebrafish genomic, genetic, developmental, and phenotypic data. ZFIN curates and integrates data from current literature and from direct data submissions from laboratories. In addition, ZFIN collaborates with other bioinformatics organizations to provide links to other relevant data. These data can be accessed through a variety of Web-based search and display tools. This unit focuses on some of the basic methods to search, visualize, and analyze ZFIN data, including genes, gene expression, mutants, morphants, transgenics, anatomical structures, and antibodies. ZFIN's GBrowse genome viewer, BLAST, and protocol and antibody wikis are also discussed. Curr. Protoc. Bioinform. 31:1.18.1-1.18.44. © 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • zebrafish;
  • database;
  • phenotype;
  • gene expression;
  • bioinformatics;
  • genomics