Special Issue "Zebrafish - A Model System for Developmental Biology Study"
A special issue of Journal of Developmental Biology (ISSN 2221-3759).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Interests: zebrafish developmental biology and genetics; skeletal muscle development and disease; heart development; homeodomain transcription factors
Interests: vascular development; cell fate and plasticity; hedgehog signaling
Interests: limb development; patterning; chondrogenesis; osteogenesis; joint induction; stem cells
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The birth of zebrafish (Danio rerio) research is, for many of us, linked to the historic publication of George Streisinger and colleagues (Nature 1981;291:293-296). This work detailed the development of zebrafish genetic procedures and clonal lines. It was followed by a series of seminal papers on zebrafish developmental staging and cell lineage studies by Charles Kimmel and colleagues (for example, Dev Dyn 1995;203:253-310) and on a larger scale, forward genetic screens for zebrafish mutants by the Nüsslein-Volhard, Driever and Fishman labs (published in Development 1996;193:1-481). These studies established the standards for the use of zebrafish as a model organism for developmental genetic research. Zebrafish is used today in many diverse branches of research from basic to biomedical and applied research. In the field of developmental biology, zebrafish has been critical in identifying the components of many signalling pathways, the mechanisms behind gastrulation movements and neuronal migration, and the genetic and morphogenetic basis of the development of organs such as the heart, brain, liver, and skeleton. This Special Issue will focus on the latest advances in basic research made possible by the use of zebrafish. We invite contributions, reviews or research papers, in that area.
Prof. Dr. Lisa Maves
Prof. Dr. Mark W. Majesky
Prof. Dr. Przemko Tylzanowski
Manuscript Submission Information
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- skeletal development
- heart development