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or zebra fish (zē′brə-fĭsh)
n. pl. zebrafish or ze·bra·fish·es or zebra fish or zebra fish·es
A small freshwater fish (Danio rerio) of South Asia that has horizontal dark blue and silvery stripes, is popular in home aquariums, and is used as a model organism in the study of developmental biology and medical genetics. Also called zebra danio.
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(Animals) an Indian tropical fish with dark blue and silvery stripes
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(ˈzi brəˌfɪʃ; Brit. also ˈzɛb rə-)

n., pl. -fish•es, (esp. collectively) -fish.
a thin freshwater minnow, Brachydaniorerio, of India, having luminous blue and gold horizontal stripes.
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The normal develop mental stages of the zebrafish, Brachydanio rerio (Hamilton-Buchanan).
(1996) for Brachydanio rerio (Hamilton, 1822), that reported a continuous compact field of the eosinophilic polygonal hepatocytes.
[27.] Paris-Palacios S B-RS, Vernet G (2000) Biochemical and (ultra)structural hepatic perturbations of Brachydanio rerio, (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) exposed to two sublethal concentrations of copper sulfate.
Determination of the Acute Lethal Toxicity of Substances to a Freshwater Fish (Brachydanio rerio HamiltonBuchanan (Teleostei, Cyprinidae)).
Os peixes truta arco-iris Oncorhynchus mykiss, bluegill Lepomis macrochirus e peixe-zebra Brachydanio rerio sao usados em testes laboratorais para o estabelecimento de limiares ecotoxicologicos como LC50 (concentracao letal mediana, do ingles lethal concentration 50%), que representa a dose necessaria para matar metade da populacao avaliada, frequentemente utilizado como um indicador de toxicidade aguda determinado em experimentos de 96 horas; e NOEC (nivel ou concentracao sem efeito observado, do ingles No Observed Effect Concentration) mais relacionado a avaliacao da exposicao cronica, determinado em testes de 21 dias de duracao [21].
[17] and Rath and Misra [15] on Tilapia mossambica, as well as other study by Ansari and Kumar [18] on Brachydanio Rerio.
(1995) investigated the actions and interactions between five elements (Cu, Ag, Se, Zn, and Hg) toward their accumulation by zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio) from the direct route at the whole organism level at environmentally-relevant concentrations and found that the accumulation of Zn was not significantly affected by the concentrations of Zn in the water or by any of the other elements.
Easter Jr., "The development of a simple scaffold of axon tracts in the brain of the embryonic zebrafish, Brachydanio rerio," Development, vol.
By now, several researches on pyrimorph have been reported, such as inhibitory effects and action mechanism against phytophthora capsici [3], acute toxicity and bioconcentration in zebrafish, brachydanio rerio [1], residue dynamic on tomatoes, cucumbers and soil [4].