The Laboratory Fish

The Laboratory Fish

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This reference series provides researchers of all kinds with comprehensive practical information on different species of laboratory animals, for daily laboratory use. Each title in the series in devoted to a different species. and draws together all available data in one easily accessible source. Each has similar format, with sections on the strains available, their husbandry and special diets. This leads to sections on gross anatomy, endocrinology and reproduction, followed by more detailed sections on neuroanatomy, vasculature, cell biology and histology of particular organs and structures, and a section on molecular biology.
High quality illustrations are included throughout, with copious color histology microphotographs.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 678 pages
  • 204 x 276 x 44mm | 2,521.96g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0125296509
  • 9780125296502

Review quote

"It would be a great addition for someone's personal library on comparative medicine and biology."
- Laboratory Animal Practioner (March 2006)

"...[it] is one volume all laboratories working with fish should invest in and have close at hand."
-Thomas Moon, University of Ottawa for COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY (July 2002)
"I would recommend this book to any individual working with fish, from the basic researcher to the laboratory animal veterinarian."
-Jean-Noel Eynard for VETERINARY MEDICINE TODAY (June 2002)
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Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction(Diversity of fish, early observations and descriptions, fish in experimentation)

Part 2: Housing, Maintenance, and Breeding
Facilities and Husbandry (Large Fish Models)
Facilities and Husbandry (Small Fish Models)
Diet
Common Diseases and Treatment

Part 3: Gross Functional Anatomy
Integumentary System
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Nervous System
Respiratory System
Circulatory System
Digestive System
Urinary Tract
Endocrine System
Immune System
Sensory Systems
Reproductive Systems

Part 4: Microscopic Functional Anatomy
Integumentary System
Skeletal System
Fish as an Experimental Model for Studying Muscule Function
Nervous System
Respiratory System
Circulatory System
Digestive System
Urinary Tract
Endocrine System
Immune System
Sensory Systems
Reproductive Systems

Part 5: Procedures
Stress and Anesthesia
Collection of Body Fluids
Routes of Administration for Chemical Agents
Fish Necropsy
Surgical Techniques
Fixation of Fish Tissues
Autoradiography of Fishes

Part 6: Experimental Models
Cancer
Toxicology
Cell and Tissue Culture

Glossary
Index
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About Gary K. Ostrander

Gary K. Ostrander is the Vice President for Research for Florida State University. Ostrander directs the Office of Research and all aspects of Florida State University's $200 million research enterprise, including its research centers, programs and institutes. His own research has spanned from cancer biology to marine biology. Ostrander received a bachelor's degree in biology from Seattle University, a master's degree in biology from Illinois State University, and a doctorate from the University of Washington. Initially, his research focused on exploiting novel aspects of the biology of aquatic species to address fundamental questions of cancer biology. In recent years, his research program has expanded to include laboratory and field studies aimed at understanding the worldwide deterioration of coral reef ecosystems. He has authored/co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications, edited 4 books and co-authored a field guide.
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