ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-110214-26
Time-lapse imaging of neural development: Zebrafish lead the way into the fourth dimension
Rieger, S., Wang, F., and Sagasti, A.
Date: 2011
Source: Genesis (New York, N.Y. : 2000)   49(7): 534-45 (Review)
Registered Authors: Sagasti, Alvaro, Wang, Fang
Keywords: zebrafish, imaging, time-lapse, neural development, neurons
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Developmental Biology*/instrumentation
  • Developmental Biology*/methods
  • Microscopy, Confocal
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Neurobiology*/instrumentation
  • Neurobiology*/methods
  • Neurogenesis/physiology*
  • Time-Lapse Imaging*/trends
  • Zebrafish/embryology
PubMed: 21305690 Full text @ Genesis
Time-lapse imaging is often the only way to appreciate fully the many dynamic cell movements critical to neural development. Zebrafish possess many advantages that make them the best vertebrate model organism for live imaging of dynamic development events. This review will discuss technical considerations of time-lapse imaging experiments in zebrafish, describe selected examples of imaging studies in zebrafish that revealed new features or principles of neural development, and consider the promise and challenges of future time-lapse studies of neural development in zebrafish embryos and adults.