In Vivo Imaging of Synaptogenesis in Zebrafish

James D. Jontes, Michelle R. Emond
2012 Cold Spring Harbor Protocols  
The embryonic zebrafish is a nearly ideal model system in which to use time-lapse imaging to study the development of the vertebrate nervous system in vivo. The embryos are small and transparent, they develop externally and rapidly, and the embryonic central nervous system is relatively simple and highly stereotyped. With the refinement of green fluorescent protein (GFP) as a genetically encoded fluorescent tag of neuronal proteins, along with advances in imaging technology, it is possible to
more » ... llow the cellular and molecular events underlying development as they occur in the living embryo. This article describes strategies for imaging synapse formation in the embryonic zebrafish.
doi:10.1101/pdb.top069237 pmid:22550294 fatcat:vhyygz52rnf7bdjiladetdeqwq