The zebrafish's swim to fame as an experimental model in biology.

  title={The zebrafish's swim to fame as an experimental model in biology.},
  author={Sandy Gian Vascotto and Yvonne M Beckham and Gregory M Kelly},
  journal={Biochemistry and cell biology = Biochimie et biologie cellulaire},
  volume={75 5},
The zebrafish has long been the favorite organism in many scientific disciplines. Although its attributes as a model were expounded for many years and thus were no secret, the zebrafish sat in the wings while other more popular vertebrates such as chick, amphibians, and mouse were examined at length. We cannot say there was a resurgence in popularity, but more an explosion of research utilizing the zebrafish beginning in the late 1970s when investigators at the University of Oregon began using… CONTINUE READING

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