ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-130309-15
Neurogenesis in zebrafish -- from embryo to adult
Schmidt, R., Strähle, U., and Scholpp, S.
Date: 2013
Source: Neural Development   8(1): 3 (Review)
Registered Authors: Rodriguez Viales, Rebecca, Scholpp, Steffen, Strähle, Uwe
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Cell Differentiation/physiology
  • Central Nervous System/embryology*
  • Central Nervous System/growth & development*
  • Neural Stem Cells/cytology
  • Neurogenesis/physiology*
  • Neurons/cytology
  • Zebrafish/embryology*
  • Zebrafish/growth & development*
PubMed: 23433260 Full text @ Neural Dev.

Neurogenesis in the developing central nervous system consists of the induction and proliferation of neural progenitor cells and their subsequent differentiation into mature neurons. External as well as internal cues orchestrate neurogenesis in a precise temporal and spatial way. In the last 20 years, the zebrafish has proven to be an excellent model organism to study neurogenesis in the embryo. Recently, this vertebrate has also become a model for the investigation of adult neurogenesis and neural regeneration. Here, we summarize the contributions of zebrafish in neural development and adult neurogenesis.