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  A Protocol for Laboratory Housing of Turquoise Killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri)

Dodzian, J., Kean, S., Seidel, J., & Valenzano, D. R. (2018). A Protocol for Laboratory Housing of Turquoise Killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri). J Vis Exp, (134). doi:10.3791/57073.

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Dodzian, J.1, Author
Kean, S.1, Author
Seidel, J.1, Author
Valenzano, D. R.1, Author
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1Valenzano – Evolutionary and Experimental Biology of Ageing, Max Planck Research Groups, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Max Planck Society, Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 9b, D-50931 Cologne, DE, ou_1942297              

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Free keywords: Animals *Fishes Laboratories *Models, Animal
 Abstract: The development of husbandry practices in non-model laboratory fish used for experimental purposes has greatly benefited from the establishment of reference fish model systems, such as zebrafish and medaka. In recent years, an emerging fish - the turquoise killifish (Nothobranchius furzeri) - has been adopted by a growing number of research groups in the fields of biology of aging and ecology. With a captive life span of 4 - 8 months, this species is the shortest-lived vertebrate raised in captivity and allows the scientific community to test - in a short time - experimental interventions that can lead to alterations of the aging rate and life expectancy. Given the unique biology of this species, characterized by embryonic diapause, explosive sexual maturation, marked morphological and behavioral sexual dimorphism - and their relatively short adult life span - ad hoc husbandry practices are in urgent demand. This protocol reports a set of key husbandry measures that allow optimal turquoise killifish laboratory care, enabling the scientific community to adopt this species as a powerful laboratory animal model.

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 Dates: 2018-04-112018-05-01
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Identifiers: Other: 29708537
DOI: 10.3791/57073
ISSN: 1940-087X (Electronic)1940-087X (Linking)
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