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ZFIN (the Zebrafish Information Network website)

The Zebrafish Information Server

Zebrafish News or Discussion Group

Links to Commercial Suppliers

Other K-12 Sites of Interest



ZFIN is the Zebrafish Information Network database located at http://zfin.org/ZFIN. It is a powerful tool used by scientists worldwide. It stores, in searchable form, zebrafish data on mutants, wild-type stocks, genes, gene expression, map markers, genetic maps, mapping panels, publications, people, laboratories, and suppliers. It provides information and links on zebrafish genomics, anatomical atlases, nomenclature, zebrafish-related meetings, jobs, services provided by the Zebrafish International Resource Center, and links to news sources, and other sites of interest.

Go to "ZFIN Historical FAQs"

The Zebrafish Information Server - http://zebra.biol.sc.edu/

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Zebrafish Newsgroup Information

General information:

The zebrafish newsgroup is a moderated, online discussion group for those interested in zebrafish research. To access the newsgroup, you will need to configure a newsreader client to use a news provider that carries "bionet.organisms.zebrafish". Many web browsers have integrated newsreaders. Check with your system administrator or ISP to see what is available on your system. The newsgroup can also be accessed through Google at http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&group=bionet.organisms.zebrafish.


To subscribe to the newsgroup, send an e-mail message to biosci-server@net.bio.net. In the body of the e-mail, type "subscribe zbrafish" (note that the "e" in zebrafish is not used). You will receive confirmation of your subscription status within 24 hours.

Posting Messages

Posted messages will go first to the newsgroup's moderator (currently Jonathan Knight at ZFIN). If deemed appropriate for the newsgroup, the message will be forwarded to the full subscription list via e-mail and posted on the newsgroup site. Please note that the newsgroup is not moderated evenings or weekends, so messages posted outside of normal business hours in the Pacific time zone in the US will be delayed.


To unsubscribe to the zebrafish newsgroup, send an e-mail message to biosci-server@net.bio.net, and type "unsubscribe zbrafish" in the e-mail body (again, note the absence of the "e" in zebrafish).

Links to Commercial Suppliers

(Disclaimer: These commercial links are listed exclusively to provide information to the K-12 community. Their listing is not in any way an endorsement.)

http://www.aquatichabitats.com - Aquatic Habitats (zebrafish breeding tanks)

Other K-12 Sites of Interest

http://school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/ - "Science Fair Central" (Discovery Channel)

http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/ - "The Natural History of Genes" (the Genetic Science Learning Center)

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ - the "Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception"

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/od/k-12/k12home.htm - NIEHS K-12 Education Initiatives

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html - "Neuroscience for Kids"

http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/ - "Cool Science for Curious Kids" (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

http://www.cbc4kids.ca/ - "CBC4Kids" (Canadian Broadcasting System)

http://www.ipl.org/youth/projectguide/ - "Your Science Fair Project Resource Guide" (the Internet Public Library)

http://www.biologylessons.sdsu.edu/index1.html - "Biology Lessons for Prospective & Practicing Teachers" (San Diego State University)

http://highschoolhub.org/hub/hub.cfm - "High School Hub" (Schmidel & Wojcik, Educational Web Weavers)

http://www.accessexcellence.org/ - "Access Excellence" (Genentech, Inc.)

http://www.eskimo.com/~billb/edu.html - "K-12 Science Education Resources" (William J. Beaty)

http://now2000.com/kids/museums.shtml - "Museums Around the World" (Kids World 2000)

http://dir.yahoo.com/Science/Biology/Education/K_12/ - Yahoo! Biology Education sites

http://www.juliantrubin.com/sciencejokes.html - Jokes and Science (Science Humor Net Ring)

http://www.eurekalert.org/bysubject/biology.php - EurekAlert (AAAS Science News site)

http://www.awesomelibrary.org/scienceg.html - Awesome Library (Continuing Teacher Education, U/Phoenix)