In this lesson students will learn how and why biologists use model organisms, specifically zebrafish, to study human development and diseases, especially those caused by mutations. The lab has two parts. In part one, students will study the development of zebrafish and why they are used for human research. In part two of the lab, students will identify and study mutations by using pictures of zebrafish experiments.
1. Describe the developmental stages of zebrafish and why they are used for human research
2. Identify common mutations of zebrafish
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zebrafish, development, mutations, diseases, research
Last updated: 5/21/2015