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Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference #14: The Laboratory Zebrafish

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Like other books in the Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference Series, this guide covers all aspects pertaining to the use of these organisms including their basic biology, humane care and management, husbandry, life support systems, regulatory compliance, technical procedures, veterinary care, and water quality management.

In the relatively brief span of only a few decades, the zebrafish has gone from being mainly a hobby fish to a mainstream model animal employed by scientists to study everything from stem cells to the basis of behavioral changes induced by drug addiction. This rapid advance has been fueled largely by numerous and impressive advances in technology, along with detailed characterization of the animal on a genetic and molecular level. These developments have allowed scientists to leverage the many advantages of the zebrafish system to address many important questions in biology and human genetics and disease.

However, there are few accepted and established standards for husbandry, management, and care for the fish in laboratory settings and even fewer comprehensive and constantly reliable resources. To this end, the goal of this handbook is to provide managers, veterinarians, investigators, technicians, and regulatory personnel with a concise yet thorough reference on zebrafish biology, care, husbandry, and management.

The aim of the book is not to set standards, but rather to arm those working with the fish with scientifically grounded principles and fundamental information that can be used to design sound fish care programs. This handbook is organized into seven chapters:

Biology

Husbandry

Life Support Systems

Management

Veterinary Care

Experimental Methodology

Resources

The final chapter, Resources, provides the zebrafish user with lists of sources of additional information on the zebrafish model, as well as key references, professional organizations, and suppliers of equipment and supplies used in zebrafish husbandry and care.

Book News Annotation:

In this guide, two veteran researchers present a concise and thorough reference for the laboratory use of zebrafish, a marine animal used by scientists to study important subjects in biology, human genetics, and disease. Chapters cover the basic biology of zebrafish, humane care and management, husbandry, life support systems, regulatory compliance, technical procedures, veterinary care, and water quality management. In addition, a chapter on resources includes key references on zebrafish (both print and online), professional organizations, and a list of suppliers of equipment and materials used in zebrafish husbandry and care. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Second only to the mouse and rat, Zebrafish are the most popular animal model in biomedical research. Rapid embryonic development and transparent organogenesis, give Zebrafish unique advantages in the study of biological pathways, vertebrate development, carcinogenicity, drug development, genomics, gene function, mutagenesis screening, and toxicology. Providing a quick reference source for basic information and common procedures, this guide is designed for a range of experience levels. It covers all aspects pertaining to the use of these organisms including humane care and management, husbandry, compliance, technical procedures, veterinary care, housing, and water quality management.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439807439
Author:
Harper, Claudia
Publisher:
CRC Press
Author:
Lawrence, Christian
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Developmental Biology
Subject:
Animals, Laboratory
Subject:
Fish as laboratory animals.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Series:
Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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"Synopsis" by , Second only to the mouse and rat, Zebrafish are the most popular animal model in biomedical research. Rapid embryonic development and transparent organogenesis, give Zebrafish unique advantages in the study of biological pathways, vertebrate development, carcinogenicity, drug development, genomics, gene function, mutagenesis screening, and toxicology. Providing a quick reference source for basic information and common procedures, this guide is designed for a range of experience levels. It covers all aspects pertaining to the use of these organisms including humane care and management, husbandry, compliance, technical procedures, veterinary care, housing, and water quality management.
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