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The Zebrafish Neurophenome Database (ZND): A dynamic open-access resource for zebrafish neurophenotypic data
Zebrafish (2012)
  • Evan Kyzar, Tulane University of Louisiana
  • Ivan Zapolsky, Tulane University of Louisiana
  • Jeremy Green, Tulane University of Louisiana
  • Siddharth Gaikwad, Tulane University of Louisiana
  • Mimi Pham, Tulane University of Louisiana
  • Christopher Collins, Tulane University of Louisiana
  • Andrew Roth, Tulane University of Louisiana
  • Adam Stewart, Tulane University of Louisiana
  • Paul G. St-Pierre, Tulane University of Louisiana
  • Budd Hirons, Tulane University of Louisiana
  • Allan Kalueff, Tulane University of Louisiana
Abstract
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are widely used in neuroscience research, where their utility as a model organism is rapidly expanding. Low cost, ease of experimental manipulations, and sufficient behavioral complexity make zebrafish a valuable tool for high-throughput studies in biomedicine. To complement the available repositories for zebrafish genetic information, there is a growing need for the collection of zebrafish neurobehavioral and neurological phenotypes. For this, we are establishing the Zebrafish Neurophenome Database (ZND; www.tulane.edu/*znpindex/search) as a new dynamic online open-access data repository for behavioral and related physiological data. ZND, currently focusing on adult zebrafish, combines zebrafish neurophenotypic data with a simple, easily searchable user interface, which allow scientists to view and compare results obtained by other laboratories, using various treatments in different testing paradigms. As a developing community effort, ZND is expected to foster innovative research using zebrafish by federating the growing body of zebrafish neurophenotypic data.
Keywords
  • Access to Information,
  • Databases-Factual,
  • Phenotype,
  • Zebrafish/physiology
Publication Date
March, 2012
Citation Information
Evan Kyzar, Ivan Zapolsky, Jeremy Green, Siddharth Gaikwad, et al.. "The Zebrafish Neurophenome Database (ZND): A dynamic open-access resource for zebrafish neurophenotypic data" Zebrafish Vol. 9 Iss. 1 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/paul_st-pierre/3/