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Zebrafish as an Experimental Organism

  1. Corinne Houart

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002094



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Houart, C. 2001. Zebrafish as an Experimental Organism. eLS. .

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  1. King's College, London, UK

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  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001

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The zebrafish became, in the last decade, a model organism of choice to study vertebrate development. Outstanding studies in cell biology coupled with an increasing wealth in mutants and genomic tools led to an explosion of contributions from the zebrafish research community in understanding formation of the brain, heart and main organs.


  • development;
  • embryology;
  • genetics;
  • cell biology