Zebrafish as a model organism for cardiovascular studies

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Sammanfattning

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.
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftJournal of biological sciences and medicine
Volym2
Utgåva1
Sidor (från-till)16-19
Antal sidor4
ISSN2455-5266
StatusPublicerad - 31 mar 2016
Externt publiceradJa
MoE-publikationstypB1 Artikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

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