ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-130408-19
Zebrafish cilia
Drummond, I., and Austin-Tse, C.
Date: 2013
Source: Methods in enzymology   525: 219-244 (Chapter)
Registered Authors: Drummond, Iain
Keywords: zebrafish, cilia, morpholino, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Cilia/metabolism*
  • Cilia/physiology
  • Embryo, Nonmammalian/metabolism
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Zebrafish
  • Zebrafish Proteins/metabolism*
PubMed: 23522472 Full text @ Methods Enzymol.

Zebrafish are ideally suited for analysis of genes required for ciliogenesis and cilia function. Combining genetic manipulation with high quality in vivo imaging, zebrafish embryos provide a high-throughput system for annotation of the cilia proteome. The specific advantages of the system are the availability of cilia mutants, the ability to target genes of unknown function using antisense methods, the feasibility of observing cilia in living embryos, and the ability to image fixed cilia in wholemount at high resolution. Techniques are described for analysis of mutants, gene knockdown using antisense morpholino oligos, visualizing cilia and cilia orientation in wholemount zebrafish embryos, live imaging cilia, and electron microscopy of zebrafish cilia.