Fish Embryology


About This Project

Animal development is governed by orderly and dynamic gene activity from egg fertilization to a fully functional multi-cellular organism. We use Zebrafish (Danio rerio), a model organism with >70% genetic similarity to humans, to better understand gene expressions patterns during early critical developmental stages. We study effects of pollution on gene-environment interactions during embryogenesis to underline mechanisms of sensitivity and tolerance between and within natural killifish (Fundulus hteroclitus) embryo populations.

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