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Zebrafish
Zebrafish

Published/Hosted by Mary Ann Liebert. ISSN (printed): 1545-8547. ISSN (electronic): 1557-8542.

The only peer-reviewed journal to focus on the zebrafish, which has many valuable features as a model organism for study of vertebrate development. Due to its prolific reproduction and the external development of the transparent embryo, the zebrafish is a prime model for genetic and developmental studies, as well as research in toxicology and genomics. While genetically more distant from humans, the vertebrate zebrafish nevertheless has comparable organs and tissues, such as heart, kidney, pancreas, bones, and cartilage. Demand for zebrafish at National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been fast growing as word spreads that the tiny, black-striped creature makes an excellent supplement and, in some cases, alternative to lab mice for research. The NIH will break ground for a new facility to breed and house zebrafish for intramural research. Zebrafish will also include research with other aquarium species such as medaka, Fugu, and Xiphophorus.

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