PUBLICATION

A gene expression screen in zebrafish embryogenesis

Authors
Kudoh, T., Tsang, M., Hukriede, N.A., Chen, X., Dedekian, M., Clarke, C.J., Kiang, A., Schultz, S., Epstein, J.A., Toyama, R., and Dawid, I.B.
ID
ZDB-PUB-050309-6
Date
2001
Source
ZFIN Direct Data Submission : (Unpublished)
Registered Authors
Dawid, Igor B., Epstein, Jonathan, Hukriede, Neil, Kudoh, Tetsuhiro, Toyama, Reiko, Tsang, Michael
Keywords
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MeSH Terms
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Abstract

Summary
A screen for developmentally regulated genes was conducted in the zebrafish, a system offering substantial advantages for the study of the molecular genetics of vertebrate embryogenesis. Clones from a normalized cDNA library from early somitogenesis stages were picked randomly and tested by high-throughput in situ hybridization for restricted expression in at least one of four stages of development. Among 2765 clones that were screened, a total of 347 genes with patterns judged to be restricted were selected. These clones were subjected to partial sequence analysis, allowing recognition of functional motifs in 163 among them. In addition, a portion of the clones were mapped with the aid of the LN54 radiation hybrid panel. The usefulness of the in situ hybridization screening approach is illustrated by describing several new markers for the characteristic structure in the fish embryo named the yolk syncytial layer, and for different regions of the developing brain.

Acknowledging this work:
All clones, information, and images used from this work should cite the published description of this screen: Genome Res. 11(12):1979-1987

Genes / Markers
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Expression
Phenotype
Mutation and Transgenics
Human Disease / Model Data
Sequence Targeting Reagents
Fish
Antibodies
Orthology
Engineered Foreign Genes
Mapping
Errata and Notes