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Zebrafish

Zebrafish are a small, transparent aquarium fish used as a model system for studying the biology of vertebrates. A 21-day old zebrafish. Their optical clarity and relatively easy maintenance make them a favorite for geneticists and developmental biologists. In this fish, the muscles can be seen as chevron shapes in the tail, the swim bladder as a "bubble" just behind the head, and the food that the fish has been eating as a brown patch just below the swim bladder.

Date:January 27, 2004
Credit:Shawn Burgess, NHGRI
Location:National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Dimensions:1172 x 381
File Size:288 Kb
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