The Zebrafish in Biomedical Research, Biology, Husbandry, Diseases, and Research Applications

The Zebrafish in Biomedical Research, Biology, Husbandry, Diseases, and Research Applications PDF

By Samuel Cartner, Judith Eisen, Susan Farmer, Karen Guillemin, Michael Kent and George Sanders

The Zebrafish in Biomedical Research, Biology, Husbandry, Diseases, and Research Applications PDF is a comprehensive work that fulfills a critical need for a thorough compilation of information on this species. The text provides significant updates for working vivarium professionals maintaining zebrafish colonies, veterinarians responsible for their care and well-being, zoologists and ethologists studying the species, and investigators using the species to gain critical insights into human physiology and disease. As the zebrafish has become an important model organism for the study of vertebrate development and disease, organ function, behavior, toxicology, cancer, and drug discovery, this book presents an important resource for future research.

  • Presents a complete view of the zebrafish, covering their biology, husbandry, diseases and research applications
  • Includes the work of world-renowned authors
  • Provides the first authoritative and comprehensive treatment of zebrafish in biomedical research as part of the ACLAM series
Table of Contents

I.  Introduction

1. History of Zebrafish Research

2. Taxonomy/Phylogeny

3.  Zebrafish Genetics

4.  Geographic Range and Natural Distribution

5.  Behavior of Wild Populations

II.  Biology

Appearance, Development, Anatomy, Physiology

6.  Zebrafish in Biomedical Research: Head and Body: Anatomy

7.  Establishing the Body Plan: The First 24 Hours of Zebrafish Development

Organ Systems: Development, Anatomy, Physiology

8.  Zebrafish Integumentary System

9.  Zebrafish Pigmentation

10. Respiratory System

11. Skeletal System Morphophysiology

12. Zebrafish Myology

13. It Takes Guts: Development of the Embryonic and Juvenile Zebrafish Digestive System

14. The Zebrafish Cardiovascular System

15. Development of the Zebrafish Pronephric and Mesonephric Kidneys

16. Reproductive System

17. Endocrine Systems

18. Nervous Systems

19. Immunology

20. Physiology: Hematology and Clinical Chemistry, Gas Exchange, and Regulatory Osmolality

Tissues and Organs Associated with Special Senses

21. Zebrafish in Biomedical Research: The Retina and Vision

22. The Mechanosensory Lateral Line System

23. Inner Ear and Hearing

Husbandry

24. Introduction to Zebrafish Husbandry

25. Aquatic Facility Design Considerations: Incorporating Aquatics into an Animal Facility

26. Aquatic Housing

27. Cleaning and Disinfection of Life Systems

28. Zebrafish Aquatic Systems: Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting

29. Water Quality for Zebrafish Cultura

30. Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) for Zebrafish Culture

31. Zebrafish Breeding and Colony Management

32. Zebrafish Larviculture

33. Zebrafish Nutrition–Moving Forward

34. Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Euthanasia of the Laboratory Zebrafish

35. Health Xurveillance Programs

36. Importation and Quarantine

37. Export and Transportation of Zebrafish

38. Regulations, Policies and Guidelines Pertaining to the Use of Zebrafish in Biomedical Research

III. Diseases

39. Water Quality and Idiopathic Diseases of Laboratory Zebrafish

40. Important Parasites of Zebrafish in Research Facilities

41. Bacterial and Fungal Diseases of Zebrafish

42. Viral Diseases

43. Nonexperimentally Induced Neoplastic and Proliferative Lesions in Laboratory Zebrafish

44. Special Procedures for Zebrafish Diagnostics

45. Zebrafish as a Model to Understand Vertebrate Development

46. Zebrafish as a Model for Revealing the Neuronal Basis of Behavior

47. Zebrafish as a Model to Understand Human Genetic Diseases

48. Zebrafiish as a Model for Investigating

49. Targeted Editing of Zebrafish Genes to Understand Gene Function and Human Disease Pathology

50. Zebrafish as a Platform for Genetic Screening

51. Zebrafish as a Platform for Drug Screening

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