Zebrafish as a model organism for cardiovascular studies

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Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality
worldwide. There is a need for a model organism which is cost effective, easy to use
and maintain in a lab. Zebrafish qualifies very well for all these criteria. The
maintenance cost is much lower than rodents and it is a small animal and easy to use.Adult zebrafish grows to 3-4 cm and females can lay hundreds of eggs daily; providing a good supply of embryos for the experiments. The complete genome of the zebrafish is sequenced, making genetic modifications and related studies possible.
TidskriftJournal of biological sciences and medicine
Sidor (från-till)16-19
Antal sidor4
StatusPublicerad - 31 mar 2016
Externt publiceradJa
MoE-publikationstypB1 Artikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift


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