ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-160810-10
The Zebrafish as Model for Deciphering the Regulatory Architecture of Vertebrate Genomes
Rastegar, S., Strähle, U.
Date: 2016
Source: Advances in genetics   95: 195-216 (Chapter)
Registered Authors: Rastegar, Sepand, Strähle, Uwe
Keywords: Enhancer, Epigenetics, Genetics, Transcription regulation, Zebrafish, cis-Regulatory modules
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental/genetics*
  • Genome/genetics*
  • Humans
  • Regulatory Sequences, Nucleic Acid/genetics
  • Transcription, Genetic/genetics
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
PubMed: 27503358 Full text @ Adv. Genet.
Despite enormous progress to map cis-regulatory modules (CRMs), like enhancers and promoters in genomes, elucidation of the regulatory landscape of the developing embryo remains a challenge. The zebrafish embryo with its experimental virtues has a great potential to contribute to this endeavor. However, so far progress remained behind expectation. We discuss here available methods and their limitations and how the zebrafish embryo could contribute in the future to unravel the wiring of the vertebrate genome.