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Developmental Biology of Zebrafish

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  • IGOR B. DAWID PHD

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    1. Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Division of Intramural Research, NICHD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
      Address for correspondence: Igor B. Dawid, PhD, Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Division of Intramural Research, NICHD, NIH, Building 6B, Room 413, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA. Voice: 301–496–4448. dawidi@mail.nih.gov
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Address for correspondence: Igor B. Dawid, PhD, Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Division of Intramural Research, NICHD, NIH, Building 6B, Room 413, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA. Voice: 301–496–4448. dawidi@mail.nih.gov

Abstract

Abstract: The biology and genetics of zebrafish has become a very popular system in developmental biology especially because of their suitability for genetics and the transparent embryo of this small tropical fish. Studies reported briefly here demonstrate that one can use gene expression in the zebrafish embryo to find new components of important and well-studied developmental mechanisms and signal transduction pathways. The study of zebrafish developmental genetics has proven invaluable in determining many aspects of vertebrate development. Further use of this model organism promises to generate many interesting and useful data.

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