ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-070912-7
Zebrafish and motor control over the last decade
Fetcho, J.R., Higashijima, S.I., and McLean, D.L.
Date: 2008
Source: Brain Research Reviews   57(1): 86-93 (Review)
Registered Authors: Fetcho, Joseph R., Higashijima, Shin-ichi
Keywords: Zebrafish, Interneuron, Motoneuron, Spinal cord, Transgenic, Mutant, Transcription factor, Recruitment
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Locomotion/physiology*
  • Motor Activity/physiology*
  • Motor Neurons/physiology*
  • Movement/physiology*
  • Mutation/physiology
  • Nerve Net/growth & development
  • Nerve Net/physiology
  • Spinal Cord Injuries/physiopathology
  • Synapses/physiology
  • Zebrafish/genetics
  • Zebrafish/physiology*
PubMed: 17825423 Full text @ Brain Res. Rev.
The combination of transparency and accessible genetics is making zebrafish an increasingly important model in studies of motor control. Much of the work on the model has been done over the past decade. Here we review some of the highlights of this work that serve to reveal both the power of the model and its prospects for providing important future insights into the links between neural networks and behavior.