Genetic variation in strains of zebrafish (Danio rerio) and the implications for ecotoxicology studies

@article{Coe2009GeneticVI,
  title={Genetic variation in strains of zebrafish (Danio rerio) and the implications for ecotoxicology studies},
  author={Tobias S. Coe and Patrick B. Hamilton and Andrew M. Griffiths and David J. Hodgson and Mohammed Abdul Wahab and Charles R. Tyler},
  journal={Ecotoxicology},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={144-150}
}
There is substantial evidence that genetic variation, at both the level of the individual and population, has a significant effect on behaviour, fitness and response to toxicants. Using DNA microsatellites, we examined the genetic variation in samples of several commonly used laboratory strains of zebrafish, Danio rerio, a model species in toxicological studies. We compared the genetic variation to that found in a sample of wild fish from Bangladesh. Our findings show that the wild fish were… Expand
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