From the bush to the bench: the annual Nothobranchius fishes as a new model system in biology

  title={From the bush to the bench: the annual Nothobranchius fishes as a new model system in biology},
  author={A. Cellerino and D. R. Valenzano and M. Reichard},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  • A. Cellerino, D. R. Valenzano, M. Reichard
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
  • African annual fishes from the genus Nothobranchius are small teleosts that inhabit temporary water bodies subject to annual desiccation due to the alternation of the monsoon seasons. Given their unique biology, these fish have emerged as a model taxon in several biological disciplines. Their increasing popularity stems from the extremely short lifespan that is the result of their specific life‐history adaptations and is retained under laboratory conditions. Nothobranchius furzeri, the most… CONTINUE READING
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