Development of the neural crest in the zebrafish

Dev Biol. 1993 Sep;159(1):50-9. doi: 10.1006/dbio.1993.1220.


The embryonic zebrafish is rapidly becoming an important model system for studies of early events in vertebrate development. We review recent work describing the development of zebrafish neural crest and experimental studies examining the cellular, molecular, and genetic mechanisms of crest development.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Neural Crest / cytology*
  • Zebrafish / embryology*