ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-050628-4
Zebrafish in the Tropical One-North
You, M, and Korzh, V.
Date: 2005
Source: Zebrafish   1(4): 327-334 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Korzh, Vladimir, You, May-su
Keywords: none
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PubMed: 18248210 Full text @ Zebrafish
The zebrafish had landed in Singapore as an ornamental fish long before it became a fashionable model of scientific research. By the early 1990s, however, it became a part of the local scientific landscape. During the past decade the number of groups using zebrafish as a research model increased dramatically. In June 2004, the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) launched its zebrafish facility at the newly established center of biomedical research in Singapore, Biopolis. This review describes how this tiny fish became an important research model in Singapore and what problems were overcome to establish high density cultures of this species in local conditions. Finally, it will highlight the research interests of scientists of the local zebrafish community.