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Danio rerio (zebrafish)
Reference genome: Danio rerio (assembly GRCz11)
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Organism ImageDanio rerio (zebrafish)

Danio rerio is a model organism for studies of vertebrate development, developmental biology, and some human genetic diseases.

Lineage: Eukaryota[13882]; Metazoa[6614]; Chordata[3172]; Craniata[3144]; Vertebrata[3144]; Euteleostomi[3111]; Actinopterygii[1144]; Neopterygii[1136]; Teleostei[1133]; Ostariophysi[214]; Cypriniformes[113]; Danionidae[9]; Danioninae[9]; Danio[7]; Danio rerio[1]
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a small (4-5 cm in length) tropical fresh-water fish native to rivers of northern India, northern Pakistan, Nepal, and Bhutan in South Asia. This species has several advantages as a tool in research, including a short generation time, production of large clutches of eggs, external fertilization, and rapid embryogenesis, More...


Sequence data: genome assemblies: 18; sequence reads: 15 (See  Genome Assembly and Annotation report)
Statistics: median total length (Mb): 1408.43
 median protein count: 57100
 median GC%: 36.9894
NCBI Annotation Release:  106

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