|ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-970116-4|
Identification of selected gamma-ray induced deficiencies in zebrafish using multiplex polymerase chain reaction
Fritz, A., Rozowski, M., Walker, C., and Westerfield, M.
|Source:||Genetics 144(4): 1735-1745 (Journal)|
|Registered Authors:||Fritz, Andreas, Rozowski, Marion, Walker, Charline, Westerfield, Monte|
Fritz, A., Rozowski, M., Walker, C., and Westerfield, M. (1996) Identification of selected gamma-ray induced deficiencies in zebrafish using multiplex polymerase chain reaction. Genetics. 144(4):1735-1745.
ABSTRACTThe ease with which mutations can be generated in zebrafish makes this vertebrate an important resource for developmental genetics and genome studies. We have developed a PCR-based screening method that allows the efficient identification of gamma-ray induced deficiencies targeted to selected sequences. We describe three mutants characteristic of our findings and show that these mutations include deletions and translocations that can affect as much as 1% of the genome. These deficiencies provide a basis for analyzing the functions of cloned zebrafish genes using noncomplementation screens for point mutations induced by high-efficiency chemical mutagenesis.