Animal Models

Abstract

There is a long‐standing tradition of using a variety of animal models for genetic and functional studies relevant to human biology. Recent technical developments and the ongoing acquisition of genomic sequence have markedly enhanced the usefulness of such models.

Keywords: model organism; genetics; mouse; rat; zebrafish

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Beier, David R(Jan 2006) Animal Models. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005680]