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Dissection of the Adult Zebrafish Kidney
 

Dissection of the Adult Zebrafish Kidney

Article DOI: 10.3791/2839
August 29th, 2011

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Summary August 29th, 2011

The zebrafish kidney is home to both renal and hematopoietic adult stem/progenitor cells, and represents an outstanding opportunity to study these cell types and their progeny in a vertebrate model organism. Here, we demonstrate a detailed dissection procedure that enables the researcher to identify and surgically remove the adult zebrafish kidney, which can be used for applications such as cell isolation, transplantation, and expression studies of kidney and/or blood cell populations.

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