Zebrafish Resources on the Internet

Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith, DVM, PhD, is Professor of Aquatic, Wildlife and Pocket Pet Medicine in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in Blacksburg.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Stephen A. Smith, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Duck Pond Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060-0442 or email stsmith7@vt.edu.

Abstract

The use of the zebrafish, Danio (Brachydaniorerio in research laboratories, teaching curricula, and home aquariums has exploded over the past two decades. They have been used to study embryology, developmental and reproductive biology, behavior, neurobiology, immunology, toxicology, oncology, teratology, stem cell and regenerative biology, and a wide range of human diseases and disorders. This has been paralleled by a corresponding increase in the amount of information and literature about this species on the Internet. This overview of Internet resources is intended to aid both beginning and experienced individuals in the search for such information.

Key Words: animal model; BrachydanioDanio rerio; fish; Internet; zebrafish

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