Definitions

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  • noun A small freshwater fish (Danio rerio) of South Asia that has horizontal dark blue and silvery stripes, is popular in home aquariums, and is used as a model organism in the study of developmental biology and medical genetics.

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

Etymologies

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zebra +‎ fish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • These fish are from Northern India ,

    Brachydanio rerio

    May 19, 2009