Fish as models for environmental genomics

Nat Rev Genet. 2005 Apr;6(4):324-33. doi: 10.1038/nrg1590.


Fish offer important advantages for defining the organism-environment interface and responses to natural or anthropogenic stressors. Genomic approaches using fish promise increased investigative power, and have already provided insights into the mechanisms that underlie short-term and long-term environmental adaptations. The range of fish species for which genomic resources are available is increasing, but will require significant further expansion for the optimal application of fish environmental genomics.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Animals
  • Environment*
  • Fishes / genetics*
  • Forecasting
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Genomics*
  • Models, Animal*