ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-010814-4
Zebrafish mutants: Behavioral genetic studies of visual system defects
Li, L.
Date: 2001
Source: Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists   221(4): 365-372 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Li, Lei
Keywords: behavioral visual test; mutation; visual system development; retinal degeneration; olfactoretinal centrifugal pathway; zebrafish
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Behavior*
  • Models, Biological
  • Mutation*
  • Ocular Physiological Phenomena*
  • Vision, Ocular/genetics*
  • Vision, Ocular/physiology*
  • Zebrafish
PubMed: 11500973 Full text @ Dev. Dyn.
Zebrafish are a promising model for behavioral and genetic studies of vertebrate visual system development and retinal degeneration. In the past few years, numerous studies on zebrafish vision have been published. While most of the studies focus on the molecular and cellular characterization of mutations that disrupt zebrafish visual system structure in early development, others examine the mechanisms that underlie inherited visual system disorders in adults. Behavioral assays, along with morphologic and electrophysiological methods, are powerful tools for functional analyses of zebrafish visual development and performance.