Learning from Small Fry: The Zebrafish as a Genetic Model Organism for Aquaculture Fish Species

  title={Learning from Small Fry: The Zebrafish as a Genetic Model Organism for Aquaculture Fish Species},
  author={Ralf Dahm and Robert Geisler},
  journal={Marine Biotechnology},
In recent years, the zebrafish has become one of the most prominent vertebrate model organisms used to study the genetics underlying development, normal body function, and disease. The growing interest in zebrafish research was paralleled by an increase in tools and methods available to study zebrafish. While zebrafish research initially centered on mutagenesis screens (forward genetics), recent years saw the establishment of reverse genetic methods (morpholino knock-down, TILLING). In addition… 
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