Fish Physiology: Zebrafish

Edited by

  • Steve Perry, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Marc Ekker, Center for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Anthony Farrell, Dept of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Colin Brauner, Dept of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

This cutting-edge resource includes up-to-date information on zebrafish physiology and the tools used to study it, not only as a model species for studies of other vertebrates but with application for studies of human disease and aquatic toxicology. The utility of zebrafish for physiological research is based on several key features including i) a "fully" sequenced genome, ii) rapid (~3 month) generation times), iii) their capacity to produce large numbers of externally fertilized eggs, iv) optical transparency of embryos and larvae, and v) the applicability of reverse and forward genetics to assess gene function. Gene knockdown in embryos and the production of transgenic strains are now standard techniques being used to assess physiology. This book will be of keen interest not only to the typical readers of Fish Physiology but also to biomedical researchers, toxicologists and developmental biologists.
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Audience

Research and postgraduate scientists studying the physiology of fishes, Biomedical researchers, Toxicologists, Developmental biologists, Integrative biologists, Health researchers

 

Book information

  • Published: May 2010
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374983-3

Reviews

“This cutting-edge resource includes up-to-date information on zebrafish physiology and the tools used to study it… This book will be of keen interest not only to the typical readers of Fish Physiology but also to biomedical researchers, toxicologists an developmental biologists.”--GrrlScientist’s Maniraptora blog on Nature.com



Table of Contents

Genetic Tools; Organisation and Physiology of the Zebrafish Nervous System; Zebrafish Vision; The Zebrafish Inner Ear; Endocrinology of Zebrafish; Developmental Physiology of the Zebrafish Cardiovascular System; Respiration; Ionic and Acid-Base Regulation; The Zebrafish as a Model for Human Disease; Perspectives on Zebrafish as a Model in Environmental Toxicology