Facts and information about
"zebrafish," the organism, and
"zebrafish (Danio rerio)," the popular model used for developmental and
genetics research


A Tribute to George Streisinger
Considered the "founding father" of zebrafish research, we wish to recognize George Streisinger for his work and foresight
Zebrafish FAQs
Facts and information about zebrafish and zebrafish research
K-12 Lab Protocols
Laboratory exercises and protocols submitted by high school and college undergraduate instructors
Stages of Early Development
Images of the development stages of the zebrafish
Methods for Small Breeding Operations
Helpful hints that have been submitted by teachers and researchers
On-line Resources
Links to other zebrafish websites, commercial suppliers, and other K-12 sites of interest

Zebrafish ABZs is an on-line manual specially designed for the novice who wishes to use zebrafish, Danio rerio, for teaching scientific research or for simple projects. These pages contain basic maintenance procedures needed to successfully raise zebrafish. It is supplemented with protocols for undergraduate developmental laboratories by an embryo development lab and other suggestions for experiments utilizing zebrafish.This guide is a streamlined revision of the more technical The Zebrafish Book (Westerfield, M., ed., 1995) which was written by the staff at the Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, and is used throughout our own facilities as well as zebrafish research labs throughout the world. For more information, contact Jonathan Knight (knight@uoneuro.uoregon.edu)