Danio rerio

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Danio rerio, also known as Zebrafish, are a type of ray-finned bony fish that are used as a model eukaryotic organism for genetic analysis. Reasons why they're used so widely include: the fact that they're small and robust, cheap to maintain, have a short generation time, produce lots of offsrping at once, have a fast development rate to maturity and have a similair genetic structure to humans (share 70% of genes)[1].

  1. Why use the zebrafish in research?.Stories. 2014 [cited 5/12/18]; available from: https://www.yourgenome.org/facts/why-use-the-zebrafish-in-research
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