ZFIN: enhancements and updates to the Zebrafish Model Organism Database

Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D822-9. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq1077. Epub 2010 Oct 29.


ZFIN, the Zebrafish Model Organism Database, http://zfin.org, serves as the central repository and web-based resource for zebrafish genetic, genomic, phenotypic and developmental data. ZFIN manually curates comprehensive data for zebrafish genes, phenotypes, genotypes, gene expression, antibodies, anatomical structures and publications. A wide-ranging collection of web-based search forms and tools facilitates access to integrated views of these data promoting analysis and scientific discovery. Data represented in ZFIN are derived from three primary sources: curation of zebrafish publications, individual research laboratories and collaborations with bioinformatics organizations. Data formats include text, images and graphical representations. ZFIN is a dynamic resource with data added daily as part of our ongoing curation process. Software updates are frequent. Here, we describe recent additions to ZFIN including (i) enhanced access to images, (ii) genomic features, (iii) genome browser, (iv) transcripts, (v) antibodies and (vi) a community wiki for protocols and antibodies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Gene Expression
  • Genomics
  • Models, Animal
  • Phenotype
  • RNA, Messenger / chemistry
  • RNA, Messenger / metabolism
  • Zebrafish / genetics*
  • Zebrafish / immunology
  • Zebrafish / metabolism


  • Antibodies
  • RNA, Messenger