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Line Designations

Each institution that produces fish lines should acquire an institutional line designation. Historically, line designations were assigned to labs, but the proliferation of labs producing fish has resulted in a change to assigning the designations on an institutional basis. All labs producing fish lines at the same institution should seek to share a single institutional line designation.

Contact the Nomenclature Coordinator to be assigned an new line designation. Line designations are assigned using these guidelines:

Allele-specific names for zebrafish mutants are denoted by superscript following the mutant locus symbol. They are formed by the following rules:

For example, in Eugene, Oregon, all allele names begin with b and are numbered sequentially, approximately in the order that they were identified; cycb16 is an allele of cyclops that was isolated in Eugene.

More examples:
Dominant allele from Carnegie Institute - chidc124
Recessive alleles from Children's Hospital, Boston - dlycz3321, egycz5
Recessive allele from University of Pennsylvania, with appended letters - bbpp58cd

For more information, you can refer to the Zebrafish Nomenclature Guidelines. To request a new letter designation for your laboratory, please contact ZFIN.

Allocated institution line designations:

Designation Location Labs
    a Harvard University Dowling Lab, Engert Lab, Schier Lab
    ae Albert Einstein College of Medicine Marlow Lab
    ai National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Oishi Lab
    amc Academic Medical Center Baas Lab
    as Academia Sinica Nankang Chung Lab, Fish Molecular Physiology Laboratory, Huang Lab, Hwang Lab, Jen-Leih Wu Lab
    asj Academia Sinica Jiaushi JY Chen Lab
    au University of Texas at Austin Eberhart Lab, Gross Lab
    b Oregon Eisen Lab, Guillemin Lab, Kimmel Lab, Postlethwait Zebrafish Genetics Laboratory, Stankunas Lab, Streisinger Lab, Washbourne Lab, Westerfield Lab, Weston Lab
    ba University of Bath Bath Zebrafish Development Lab
    bc Centre de Regulacio Genomica - PRBB, Barcelona
    bcz Boston College Chuang Lab
    be Gene Expression Laboratories Izpisúa Belmonte Lab
    bi University of Sydney Becker Lab
    biu Bar-Ilan University Appelbaum Lab
    bk University of California Berkeley Isacoff Lab, Ngai Lab
    bn University of Bonn Ben Odermatt Lab
    bns Max Planck Institute, Bad Nauheim Stainier Lab
    bo Bowdoin College Jackman Lab
    bsl University of Bristol Hammond Lab, Martin Lab
    bu Boston University Zhdanova Lab
    bw Brigham and Women's Hospital Paw Lab
    by Brigham Young University Suli Lab
    bz Technische Universität Braunschweig Köster Lab
    c Carnegie Institute Farber Lab, Halpern Lab
    ca University of Calgary Childs Lab, Huang Lab
    cas Chinese Academy of Science Weijun Pan Lab
    cbg Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics Norden Lab
    cf Cornell University Joe Fetcho Lab
    ch University of Chicago Prince Lab, Robert Ho Lab
    chb Children's Hospital Boston Joanne Chan Lab, Mably Lab
    ci Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Sumanas Lab, Waxman Lab
    cj Cancer Research UK London Research Institute Hill Lab, Vertebrate Development Laboratory
    ck Chungnam National University Kim Lab
    cl Children's Hospital, Boston Beggs Lab, Kunkel Lab, Lencer Lab
    cm Cornell University McCune Lab
    cn Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares CNIC Mercader Lab
    cnu National Changhua University of Education CF Ken Lab
    co University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus Appel Lab, Artinger Lab, Clouthier Lab, Macklin Lab, Ribera Lab
    cq School of Life Sciences, Southwest University, China Lingfei Luo Lab
    cs University of Colorado Medeiros Lab, Stock Lab
    csu California State University Nissen Lab
    csz Cedar-Sinai Melmed Lab
    ct California Institute of Technology Bronner-Fraser Lab, Prober Lab, Scott Fraser Lab
    cu Cambridge University Adams Lab, Fleming Lab, Harris Lab
    cw Cornell University
    cwr Case Western Reserve University McDermott Lab
    cy Chung Yuan Christian Univ. Epidermal Stem Cell Lab
    cz Howard Hughes Medical Institute The Zon Lab
    e Institute of Science and Technology Austria Heisenberg Lab
    ed MRC Edinburgh
    el USC Keck School of Medicine Crump Lab
    em Emory University Fritz Lab, Shepherd Lab
    ens Ecole Normale Supérieure Charnay Lab, SUMBRE Lab
    er University of Muenster
    f Mass General Hospital - Cardiovascular Research Center MacRae Lab, Milan Lab, Randall Peterson Lab, The Fishman Laboratory, Yeh Lab
    fb Massachusetts General Hospital Burns Lab, Drummond Lab, Geoff Burns Lab, Langenau Lab
    fcc Fox Chase Cancer Center Rhodes Lab
    fcu Columbia University Targoff Lab
    fdu Fudan University Song Lab
    fh Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Moens Lab
    fl Florida State University Fadool Lab
    fmi Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research Friedrich Lab
    fr Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg Boehm Lab, Hammerschmidt Lab
    g Houston Cahill Lab
    ga University of Georgia Dougan Lab, Lauderdale Lab
    gd Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Jian Zhang Laboratory
    ge Georg-August University Goettingen Dosch Lab
    gib Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology Sivasubbu Lab
    gl Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Lieschke Laboratory
    gmc Georgia Health Sciences University Kozlowski Lab, Mumm Lab
    gt Georgia Institute of Technology Chong Shin lab
    gu Georgetown University Glasgow Lab
    gw Washington University School of Medicine Goldsmith Lab
    gy Institute of Neurobiology Alfred Fessard Bally-Cuif Lab, Vernier Lab
    gz The National University of Singapore Gong Lab
    ha Hiroshima University Kikuchi Lab
    hd Max Planck Institute for Medical Research Ryu Lab
    hdb EMBL Heidelberg Peri Lab
    hg NHGRI/NIH Burgess Lab, Feldman Lab, P. Paul Liu Lab, Sood Lab
    hh University of Sheffield Roehl Lab
    hi MIT Hopkins Lab
    hkb Hong Kong Baptist University KL Yung Lab
    hki University of Helsinki Panula Lab
    hkk Hokkaido University Kotani Lab
    hkz Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Laboratory of Dr. Andrew L. Miller, Wen Lab
    hm Harvard Medical School Megason Lab
    hnu Hanbat National University Yeo Lab
    hsc The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Ciruna Lab, Scott Laboratory
    hsi Dalhousie Univeristy Berman Lab
    hu Hubrecht Lab, Utrecht Bakkers Lab, Clevers Lab, Cuppen Lab, Ketting Lab, Plasterk Lab, Schulte-Merker, den Hertog Lab
    huj Hebrew University of Jerusalem Inbal Lab
    hzm Helmholtz Zentrum München Lopez-Schier Lab
    i ICRF Ingham Sheffield Lab, Ingham Singapore Lab, Lab D38
    ia Universita' di Padova Argenton Lab, Tiso Lab
    ib CSIC-Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona Minguillon Lab
    ibl Leiden University Haramis Lab
    ibr Inv. Independiente IBR-CONICET Calcaterra Lab
    icm L'Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinère Wyart Lab
    ihb Inst of Hydrobiology Cui Lab, Fish Developmental Biotechnology Lab, Gui Lab, Wei Hu lab, Yin Lab
    iim Institute of Marine Research (IIM-CSIC) Rotllant Lab
    imm Instituto de Medicina Molecular Leonor Saude Lab
    in Instituto de Neurociencias, Alicante, Spain Nieto Lab
    inr Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Laboratoire de Physiologie et Génomique des Poissons
    io IFOM
    ip Institut Pasteur Herbomel Lab
    ipk Department of Pharmacology, University of Cologne Gründemann Lab
    ir University of California Irvine Schilling Lab
    is Iowa State University Essner Lab, McGrail Lab
    isc Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard Peyriéras Lab
    it University of Tsukuba Kobayashi Lab
    iu Indiana University School of Medicine Anderson Lab
    j Washington University Stephen L. Johnson Lab
    ja University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science Fukada Lab, Group of Animal Morphogenesis During Development
    jf HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus Ahrens Lab
    jh Johns Hopkins University McCallion Lab, Parsons Lab
    jj Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Malicki Lab
    jk University of Tokyo, School of Biological Science A. Kawakami Lab
    js Tohoku University Ogura Lab, Shoji Lab
    jt University of Tokyo, School of Medicine Mishina Lab
    k Northwestern University Takahashi Lab
    ka Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) Dickmeis Lab, Grabher Lab, Mione Lab, Scholpp Lab, Strähle Lab
    kb Kobe University Inoue Lab
    kc Pennsylvania State University Cheng Lab
    kca University of Koln Reugels / Campos-Ortega Lab
    kg Kings College London Houart Lab, Meyer Lab, Rodaway Lab, Simon M. Hughes Lab
    ki Karolinska Institute Betsholtz Lab
    kj University of Tokyo Kawamura Lab, Watabe Lab
    km Korea University Medical Center (Ansan Hospital) Hae-Chul Park Lab
    kn University of Konstanz Axel Meyer Lab
    knu Kyungpook National University Huh Lab
    ko Kyoto University Kawahara Lab
    ks Kansas State University Thorpe Lab
    kst Stowers Institute for Medical Research Krumlauf Lab of Developmental Neurobiology
    kt Japan Science and Technology Corporation Kondoh ERATO Lab
    ku University of Kansas Medical Center Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience, Godwin Lab, Kinsey Lab
    kw Western Michigan University Kane Lab
    ky National Institute of Environmental Studies Section of Experimental Pathology and Toxicology
    kyu Kyushu University Ishitani Lab
    l University of Notre Dame Lei Li Lab
    la University of California Los Angeles Jau-Nian Chen Lab, Koehler Lab, Papazian Lab, Sagasti lab, Shuo Lin Lab
    lcr Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford University De Val Lab
    ld Duke University Linney Lab
    lh Lehigh University Iovine Lab
    li Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) Englert Lab
    lmb MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) Lagnado Lab
    lmc Luminomics Luminomics Inc
    lri Cleveland Clinic Anand-Apte Lab, Perkins Lab, Sakaguchi Lab
    lu Loyola University Chicago Schroeter Lab
    m University of Freiburg Driever Lab, Lecaudey Lab
    ma Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology Aoki Lab
    mai University of Maine Henry Lab
    mb Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Du Lab
    md Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine Abdelilah-Seyfried Lab
    mde Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich Schmid Lab
    mdi Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory Voot Yin Lab
    mh Harvard Medical School Matthew Harris Lab
    mi University of Michigan Goldman Lab, Jim Dowling Lab, Kuwada Lab, Lyons Lab, Raymond Lab, Shavit Lab, Zebrafish Lab for Pediatric Nephrology
    mil UWM Great Lakes WATER Institute Udvadia Lab
    mk Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Goll Lab, Niethammer Lab
    ml University of Innsbruck Dirk Meyer Lab
    mn Mayo Clinic Mukhopadhyay Lab, Stephen C. Ekker Laboratory
    mpb Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt Schuman Lab
    mpn Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology Baier Lab
    mq Macquaire University Cole Lab
    mss Mount Sinai School of Medicine Sadler Lab
    mu Munster University Herzog Lab, Raz Lab, Siekmann Lab
    mw Medical College of Wisconsin Besharse Lab, Link Lab, Mayer Lab, Semina Lab
    n University of Newcastle upon Tyne Bassett Lab, Jowett Lab
    nc University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Rawls Lab
    ncc North Carolina Central University Chatterjee Lab, XL Chen Lab
    nci National Cancer Institute Hickstein Lab
    ncu North Carolina State University Yoder Lab
    ncv National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute Mochizuki Lab
    ne Zebrafish Neurogenetics Group
    ni Nara Institute of Science and Technology Gene Regulation Research Lab, Sato Lab
    nia National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Section on Model Synaptic Systems
    nig National Institute of Genetics (NIG), Japan Hirata Lab
    nim National Institute for Medical Research Elgar Lab - Fugu Comparative Genomics Group, Ober Lab, Wilkinson Lab
    nj Rutgers University Sabaawy Lab
    nju Nanjing University Zhao Lab
    nk National Institute of Genetics, Japan K. Kawakami Lab
    nl OHSU School of Medicine Nechiporuk Lab
    nm Washington University School of Medicine Nonet Lab
    nn National Tsing Hua University & National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan Jiang Lab, YJ Chuang Lab, Yuh Lab
    nns Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience Higashijima Lab
    ns National University of Singapore Winkler Lab
    nt University of Notre Dame University of Notre Dame Center for Zebrafish Research
    nu Northwestern University School of Medicine/CMIER Ahlgren Lab, Topczewski Lab
    nub Nagoya University Hibi Lab
    nv Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Schebesta Lab, Serluca Lab
    nz The University of Auckland School of Medical Sciences Crosier Lab, Davidson Lab
    oki Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Masai Lab
    os Ohio State University Beattie Lab, Henion Lab
    osu Oregon State University Tanguay Lab
    ot University of Ottawa Marc Ekker Lab
    ou Osaka University Kamachi Lab, Kondo Lab
    ox University of Oxford Sauka-Spengler Lab
    oz Ohio State University Amacher Lab
    p University of Pennsylvania Balice-Gordon Lab, Fisher Lab, Matthews Lab, Michael Granato Lab, Mullins Laboratory, Pack Lab, Raper Lab, Weinberg Lab
    pc The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Peter Currie Lab
    pd Duke University Medical Center Bagnat Lab, Poss Lab
    pfu Universitat Pompeu Fabra-PRBB Alsina Lab
    pku Peking University Jing-Wei Xiong Lab, PKU Zebrafish Functional Genomics Group
    pr Princeton University Burdine Lab
    psi Stowers Institute for Medical Research Piotrowski Lab
    pt University of Pittsburgh Bahary Lab, Beth Roman Lab, Burton Lab, Hukriede Lab, Shin Lab, Tsang Lab, Wei Lab
    pu Purdue University Collodi Lab
    q University of Washington Wong Lab
    qmc University of Nottingham Gering Lab
    r Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale Groupe Danio
    rc Zebrafish International Resource Center Zebrafish International Resource Center (ZIRC)
    rj Chinese Academy of Sciences & Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Ting Xi Liu Lab, Zhou Lab
    rji Chinese Academy of Sciences & Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (Renji Hospital) Fangyuan Chen Lab
    rk RIKEN - Kobe Vertebrate Body Plan Group
    ru Rockefeller University Hudspeth Lab
    rw RIKEN - Wako Miyawaki Lab, Okamoto Lab, Yoshihara Lab
    s UCSF Guo Lab
    sa Welcome Trust Sanger Institute Stemple Lab
    sb Strasbourg
    sbu SUNY Stony Brook Sirotkin Lab
    sc Stedman Center Duke University Moss Lab
    scf The Scripps Research Institute Kishi Lab
    scm Seattle Children's Research Institute Maves Lab
    sd University of California, San Diego Miller Lab, Neil C. Chi Lab, Traver Lab, Yelon Lab
    sfc UCSF SCVRI (Smith Cardiovascular Research Institute)
    sg Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Orban Lab, Zebrafish Screening Laboratory
    sgf Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease/UCSF Wythe Lab
    sh MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics (MRC CDBG) Bandmann Lab, Cunliffe Lab, Renshaw Sheffield Lab, Rob Wilkinson, Tennore Ramesh Lab, Whitfield Lab
    sid Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Dong Lab
    sj St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Taylor Lab
    sk Skirball Institute Knaut Lab, Torres-Vazquez Lab
    sl St. Louis University School of Medicine Voigt Lab
    sm Southern Medical University Wenqing Lab
    smb Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, Norway Suster Lab
    snu Seoul National University Hyunsook Lee Lab
    sny State University of New York Amack Lab
    sq Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore Carney Lab, Jesuthasan Lab, Korzh Lab, Sudipto Roy Lab, Venkatesh Lab
    sr The Saban Research Institute Lien Lab
    st Stanford Talbot Lab
    stl Washington University School of Medicine Lila Solnica-Krezel lab –, Monk Lab
    sud Saitama University Yamasu Lab
    sw University of Texas Southwestern Amatruda Lab
    t Tübingen Bonhoeffer Lab, Nüsslein-Volhard Lab
    tft Tufts University Yelick Laboratory
    tju Tongji University Cao Lab
    tku Tamkang University YH Chen Lab
    tlv Tel Aviv University Gothilf Lab
    tpl Temple University Balciunas Lab, Biemar Lab
    tsu Tsinghua University Meng Lab
    tud Technical University of Dresden Brand Lab
    tum Technical University Munich Godinho Lab
    two National Taiwan Ocean University Her Lab
    twu National Taiwan University Chang Lab, Tsai Laboratory
    tyt Tokyo Institute of Technology Kudo Lab, Tanaka Lab
    u University College London Richardson Lab, Steve Wilson Lab, Tada Lab
    ua University of Alberta Allison Lab, Pilgrim Lab, Waskiewicz Lab
    uaa University of Adelaide Lardelli Lab
    uab University of Alabama Birmingham Gorelick Lab
    ub University of Bergen Fjose Lab
    ubs Biozentrum der Uni Basel Affolter Lab
    ubt Universitat Bayreuth Begemann Lab
    uc University of California - Davis Draper Laboratory
    ucd University College Dublin Kennedy Lab
    ud DePaul University LeClair Lab
    udm Université de Montréal Ghislain Lab
    ue University of Edinburgh Catherina & Thomas Becker Lab, Lyons Lab
    uex University of Exeter Santos Lab, Tyler Lab
    ufb Fundacao Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil Marins Lab
    ug University of Geneva Lane Lab, Neerman-Arbez Lab
    uh University of Heidelberg Poggi Lab
    uhn University Health Network, Toronto General Research Institute J. Fish Lab
    ui University of Iowa Cornell Lab, Lin Lab
    ulb Universite Libre de Bruxelles Costagliola Lab
    ulg University of Liege Martial Lab
    ulm University of Ulm Rottbauer Lab, Weidinger Lab
    um University of Massachusetts Medical School Lawson Lab, Sagerström Lab
    umc University of Manchester Hurlstone Lab, Lowe Lab
    umi University of Miami University of Miami Zebrafish Facility
    umk University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center Hitchcock Lab
    umn University of Minnesota Lund Lab
    ump University of Montpellier Genetics of Neural Development, Lutfalla Lab
    ums University of Murcia Mulero Lab
    umu Umeå University von Hofsten Lab
    umz University of Massachusetts Jensen Lab, Karlstrom Lab
    uob University of Birmingham Ferenc Müller Lab
    uot University of Toronto Tropepe Lab
    upo Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo, Universidad Pablo de Olavide Skarmeta Lab
    ups Université Paul Sabatier Blader Lab
    uq University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Hogan Lab, Parton Lab, Scott Lab
    ut University of Texas at Austin
    uto University of Torino Santoro Lab
    uv Universidad de Valparaiso Whitlock Lab
    uva University of Virginia Kucenas Lab
    uw University of Wisconsin-Madison Grinblat Lab, Halloran Lab, Heideman Lab
    uwm University of Wisconsin-Madison Huttenlocher Lab
    v Wesleyan University Devoto Lab
    va University of Virginia School of Medicine Thisse's Lab
    vc Virginia Commonwealth University Lister Lab
    vcc Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute Fatkin Lab
    vi Children's Cancer Research Institute Distel Lab
    vo OHSU Oregon Hearing and Research Center and Vollum Institute Nicolson Lab
    vu Vanderbilt University Chen Lab, Ess Lab, Gamse Lab, Jessen Lab, Knapik Lab, Lila Solnica-Krezel Lab - Vanderbilt University, Mortlock Lab, Roden Lab, Wente Lab, Zhong Lab
    w University of Washington Brockerhoff Lab, Hurley Lab, Kimelman Lab, Raible Lab, Ramakrishnan Lab, Randall Moon Lab
    wcm Weill Cornell Medical College Evans Lab
    wi Whitehead Institute Hazel Sive Lab
    wp University of Washington Parichy Lab
    ws Warwick Medical School Sampath Lab
    wsu Wayne State University Thummel Lab
    wsz Washington State University, Pullman Shelden Lab
    wv Washington State University, Vancouver Cooper Lab
    wz Weizmann Institute of Science Levkowitz Lab
    x Texas A&M Lekven Lab, Riley Lab
    xt Duke University, Center for AIDS Research Tobin Lab
    xu Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Xu Lab
    xz University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston The Zhao Laboratory
    y NICHD/NIH Chitnis Lab, Dawid Lab, Harold Burgess Lab, Weinstein Lab
    ya Yale University Giraldez Lab, Holley Lab
    ym National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan Tsay Lab
    yu Yonsei University Seung Park Lab
    z University of Utah Grunwald Lab, Trede Lab
    zc University of Utah Bonkowsky Lab, Chien Lab
    zd University of Utah Cicely Jette Lab, Dorsky Lab
    zdf Dana-Farber Cancer Institute A. Thomas Look Lab
    zf Zebrafish Model Organism Database ZFIN Database Team
    zh ETH, Zürich Neuhauss Lab, Pantazis Lab
    zju Zhejiang University Peng Lab
    zko China Zebrafish Resource Center (CZRC) China Zebrafish Resource Center (CZRC)
    zm Znomics Znomics, Inc.
    zn Zygogen Zygogen Research Department
    zou University of Missouri Chandrasekhar Lab
    zp Children's Hospital, Boston Keating Lab
    zy University of Utah Yost Lab