Can zebrafish be used as a model to study the neurodevelopmental causes of autism?

@article{Tropepe2003CanZB,
  title={Can zebrafish be used as a model to study the neurodevelopmental causes of autism?},
  author={Vincent Tropepe and Hazel L. Sive},
  journal={Genes, brain, and behavior},
  year={2003},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={268-81}
}
The zebrafish has proven to be an excellent model for analyzing issues of vertebrate development. In this review we ask whether the zebrafish is a viable model for analyzing the neurodevelopmental causes of autism. In developing an answer to this question three topics are considered. First, the general attributes of zebrafish as a model are discussed, including low cost maintenance, rapid life cycle and the multitude of techniques available. These techniques include large-scale genetic screens… CONTINUE READING