Description

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.

Key Features

Key Features * Integrates and synthesizes the biology of the zebrafish under one cover * Features contributions from the leading researchers in their fields * Reaches a wider audience of researchers and biologists with its broad inclusion of subjects relating to zebrafish physiology

Readership

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

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

Details

No. of pages:
468
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780080961378
Print ISBN:
9780123749833

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