Zebrafish as a Model for Human Diseases
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Fraenkel, P. G. and Zon, L. I. 2006. Zebrafish as a Model for Human Diseases. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are small freshwater fish, the only vertebrate model in which a large-scale mutagenesis strategy has been undertaken as an approach to the study of the development of blood and vital organs. The development of techniques for gene mapping in zebra fish and the anticipated completion of the zebra fish genome sequencing project in 2002 will enhance the use of zebra fish as models for human diseases.
- zebra fish;
- genetic screens;
- human diseases