ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-000906-2
Zebrafish on the move: towards a behavior-genetic analysis of vertebrate vision
Baier, H.
Date: 2000
Source: Current opinion in neurobiology 10(4): 451-455 (Review)
Registered Authors: Baier, Herwig
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Motion Perception/physiology*
  • Point Mutation/genetics*
  • Smell/physiology
  • Vertebrates
  • Vision Disorders/genetics*
  • Vision, Ocular/genetics*
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
PubMed: 10981613 Full text @ Curr. Opin. Neurobiol.
Behavioral screens have uncovered dozens of zebrafish mutants with striking visual defects. In parallel with mutant studies, recent psychophysical experiments indicate that zebrafish are capable of high-level motion processing, previously thought to be restricted to animals with a visual cortex. It should be possible now to devise assays to screen for mutations in visual perception.