publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Zebrafish as a model to study the neuroendocrine system and toxicity of endocrine disruptors

Chandrasekar, Gayathri;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Biosciences and Nutrition
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Zebrafish is a popular vertebrate model system to study development and perform genetic analysis. It offers numerous advantages such as small size, short generation time, high fecundity, rapid and ex utero development of embryos and optically transparent embryos. Zebrafish is genetically closely related to humans and share high similarity in developmental processes, physiology and behavior. In addition, recent advances in forward and reverse genetics coupled with the availability of a large number of mutants makes zebrafish a useful model for genetic analysis of development. Furthermore, the above mentioned advantages offered by this model organism will be a val...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: animal structures
free text keywords: MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP
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