ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-100806-13
Adult zebrafish as a model organism for behavioural genetics
Norton, W., and Bally-Cuif, L.
Date: 2010
Source: BMC Neuroscience   11: 90 (Review)
Registered Authors: Bally-Cuif, Laure, Norton, Will
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal/physiology*
  • Genetics, Behavioral/methods*
  • Learning/physiology
  • Models, Animal*
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
PubMed: 20678210 Full text @ BMC Neurosci.
Recent research has demonstrated the suitability of adult zebrafish to model some aspects of complex behaviour. Studies of reward behaviour, learning and memory, aggression, anxiety and sleep strongly suggest that conserved regulatory processes underlie behaviour in zebrafish and mammals. The isolation and molecular analysis of zebrafish behavioural mutants is now starting, allowing the identification of novel behavioural control genes. As a result of this, studies of adult zebrafish are now helping to uncover the genetic pathways and neural circuits that control vertebrate behaviour.