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  • n. A small striped fish, Danio rerio, originally from India but now common as an aquarium fish and as a subject of genetic experiments.


zebra +‎ fish (Wiktionary)


  • The zebrafish is a popular drug research model because it is transparent and the effects of drugs are easily monitored.


  • Morris calls the zebrafish an ideal genetic model for studies of development and disease.

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  • Today, scientists can offer a real-life glimpse of this developmental bifurcation by pointing to vertebrates, such as zebrafish, that retain pharyngeal teeth only; others, such as mouse and human, that have oral teeth only; and a subset, including cichlids, that thrives with both.


  • However, methodology that allows spatio-temporally knockdown of gene expression in various model organisms such as zebrafish has not been well established, which largely limits the potential of zebrafish as a vertebrate model of human malignant disorders.

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  • In lower vertebrates in particular, such as zebrafish, telomerase is constitutively active in multiple organs and may support continuous growth of the animal throughout its lifespan

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  • As I descended into the shadowy depths of the general Googlesphere, I found articles on the acclimatization of zebrafish and milk production in dairy cows.

    Martin Marks: In Soft Water

  • The drug was found in a zebrafish screen run by Dr. Zon, who says this is the first drug to go from a zebrafish screen to human trials.

    Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Even Zebrafish Do It—Just Too Little

  • "Many factors go into attractiveness," says Christian Lawrence, a fish biologist at Children's Hospital Boston who manages a large zebrafish facility.

    Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Even Zebrafish Do It—Just Too Little

  • So rather than leave romance to chance, researchers are shoring up efforts to understand the moods and social habits of the zebrafish—thousands of which may be used in a single drug screen.

    Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Even Zebrafish Do It—Just Too Little

  • "A plastic plant isn't much interest to a minnow, but a zebrafish will spawn over one," says Dr. Paull.

    Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Even Zebrafish Do It—Just Too Little

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  • These fish are from Northern India ,
    Brachydanio rerio

    May 19, 2009