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Medaka

A Model for Organogenesis, Human Disease, and Evolution

Editors: Naruse, Kiyoshi, Tanaka, Minoru, Takeda, Hiroyuki (Eds.)

  • The first book to cover the expanding research on medaka
  • Describes recent progress in the field and provides a good introduction of this fish system along with information on the long history of medaka in Japanese culture and science
  • Biological and genome resources are listed with accessible web sites, especially helpful for new researchers in the field
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About this book

Oryzias latipes, known as medaka, is a model organism from East Asia. Breeding of this small, egg-laying freshwater teleost fish has long been popular among hobbyists in Japan. Now, as biological science has entered the genome era, the medaka provides significant advantages that make it one of the most valuable vertebrate models: a large collection of spontaneous mutants collected over a century, the presence of highly polymorphic inbred lines established over decades, and a recently completed genome sequence. This book is the first comprehensive monograph to cover a variety of medaka research. It opens with a historical view of medaka, followed by a series of research topics in the four major areas where the medaka is increasingly important: genomics, genetics, and resources; organogenesis and disease models; germ cells, sex determination, and reproduction; and evolution. Readers will find state-of-the-art information on medaka genetics and genomics such as the first isolation of active transposons in vertebrates, the influence of chromatin structure on sequence variation, fine QTL analysis, and versatile mutants as human disease models.

Reviews

“In view of the abundance of the topics treated in this volume, the state-of-the-art information on Medaka genetics and genomics, the meaningful figures and diagrams (many are suitable for teachings), and the wealth of references, this volume is surely a ‘must’ for those working with this model organism, but it is also recommended to all researches interested in fish biology.” (Hartmut Greven, Bulletin of Fish Biology, Vol. 15, 2015)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • A Glance at the Past of Medaka Fish Biology

    Hori, Hiroshi

    Pages 1-16

  • Genetics, Genomics, and Biological Resources in the Medaka, Oryzias latipes

    Naruse, Kiyoshi

    Pages 19-37

  • Chromatin-Associated Periodicity in Genetic Variation Downstream of Transcriptional Start Sites

    Sasaki, Shin (et al.)

    Pages 39-47

  • Transposable Elements Tol1 and Tol2

    Koga, Akihiko

    Pages 49-58

  • A Systematic Screen for Mutations Affecting Organogenesis in Medaka

    Furutani-Seiki, Makoto

    Pages 59-77

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-92691-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-92690-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54707-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medaka
Book Subtitle
A Model for Organogenesis, Human Disease, and Evolution
Editors
  • Kiyoshi Naruse
  • Minoru Tanaka
  • Hiroyuki Takeda
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-92691-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-92691-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-92690-0
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54707-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 387
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