The zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model organism, with emphasis on applications for finfish aquaculture research

@article{Ribas2014TheZ,
  title={The zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model organism, with emphasis on applications for finfish aquaculture research},
  author={Laia Ribas and Francesc Piferrer},
  journal={Reviews in Aquaculture},
  year={2014},
  volume={6},
  pages={209-240}
}
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a freshwater teleost of the family Cyprinidae that is established as a model organism in many research fields. Here, we define the characteristics that a fish species should have to serve as a model for finfish aquaculture research and argue that the zebrafish fulfils essentially most of them. We first describe several aspects of the biology of the zebrafish including phylogenetic relationships, development and growth and reproduction, both in the wild and under… 

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