Essential Zebrafish Methods
Cell and Developmental Biology
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Essential Zebrafish Methods by Monte Westerfield
Book DescriptionDue to its prolific reproduction and the external development of the transparent embryo, the zebrafish is the prime model for genetic and developmental studies, as well as research in genomics. While genetically distant from humans, nonetheless the vertebrate zebrafish has comparable organs and tissues that make it the model organism for study of vertebrate development. This book, one of two new volumes in the Reliable Lab Solutions series dealing with zebrafish, brings together a robust and up-to-date collection of time-tested methods presented by the world's leading scientists. Culled from previously published chapters in Methods in Cell Biology and updated by the original authors where relevant, it provides a comprehensive collection of protocols describing the most widely used techniques relevant to the study of the cellular and developmental biology of zebrafish. The methods in this volume were hand-selected by the editors, whose goal was to a provide a handy and cost-effective collection of fail-safe methods, tips, and "tricks of the trade" to both experienced researchers and more junior members in the lab.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780123745996
(235mm x 190mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Monte Westerfield
Zebrafish, Hardback (November 2011)
Provides comprehensive compendia of laboratory protocols and reviews covering all the new methods developed since 2004. This volume covers two compelling applications of the zebrafish. It details the developments in zebrafish protocols, delineating critical steps in the procedures as well as potential pitfalls.
Zebrafish: Cellular and Developmental Biology, Hardback (December 2010)
Part of "Methods in Cell Biology", this title provides descriptions of novel cellular imaging technologies and methods for culture of zebrafish stem cells, summarizes protocols for analyzing the development of major organ systems including the central nervous system, and introduces the use of the zebrafish as a model system for human diseases.
Essential Zebrafish Methods, Paperback (October 2009)» View all books by Monte Westerfield
Due to its prolific reproduction and the external development of the transparent embryo, the zebrafish is the prime model for genetic and developmental studies, as well as research in genomics. Part of the "Reliable Lab Solutions" series dealing with zebrafish, this title brings together a collection of time-tested methods.
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Author Biography - Monte Westerfield
Professor, Department of Biology, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA Professor of Biochemistry and Marine Biology at Northeastern University, promoted 1996. Joined Northeastern faculty in 1987. Previously a faculty member in Dept. of Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1983-1987.Principal Investigator in the U.S. Antarctic Program since 1984. Twelve field seasons "on the ice" since 1981. Research conducted at Palmer Station, Antarctica, and McMurdo Station, Antarctica.Research areas: Biochemical, cellular, and physiological adaptation to low and high temperatures. Structure and function of cytoplasmic microtubules and microtubule-dependent motors from cold-adapted Antarctic fishes. Regulation of tubulin and globin gene expression in zebrafish and Antarctic fishes. Role of microtubules in morphogenesis of the zebrafish embryo. Developmental hemapoiesis in zebrafish and Antarctic fishes. UV-induced DNA damage and repair in Antarctic marine organisms.
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