ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-150326-4
Advancing biology through a deeper understanding of zebrafish ecology and evolution
Parichy, D.M.
Date: 2015
Source: eLIFE   4: (Review)
Registered Authors: Parichy, David M.
Keywords: behavior, ecology, evolutionary biology, genomics, phylogeny, pigment pattern, population genetics, sex determination, the natural history of model organisms, zebrafish
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Bangladesh
  • Ecology*
  • Ecosystem*
  • Genetic Variation
  • Geography
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Phylogeny*
  • Zebrafish/classification
  • Zebrafish/genetics
  • Zebrafish/growth & development*
PubMed: 25807087 Full text @ Elife
Over the last two decades, the zebrafish has joined the ranks of premier model organisms for biomedical research, with a full suite of tools and genomic resources. Yet we still know comparatively little about its natural history. Here I review what is known about the natural history of the zebrafish, where significant gaps in our knowledge remain, and how a fuller appreciation of this organism's ecology and behavior, population genetics, and phylogeny can inform a variety of research endeavors.