Zebrafish and motor control over the last decade

Brain Res Rev. 2008 Jan;57(1):86-93. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresrev.2007.06.018. Epub 2007 Jul 27.


The combination of transparency and accessible genetics is making zebrafish an increasingly important model in studies of motor control. Much of the work on the model has been done over the past decade. Here we review some of the highlights of this work that serve to reveal both the power of the model and its prospects for providing important future insights into the links between neural networks and behavior.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Locomotion / physiology*
  • Motor Activity / physiology*
  • Motor Neurons / physiology*
  • Movement / physiology*
  • Mutation / physiology
  • Nerve Net / growth & development
  • Nerve Net / physiology
  • Spinal Cord Injuries / physiopathology
  • Synapses / physiology
  • Zebrafish / genetics
  • Zebrafish / physiology*