A useful resource to find gene trap and enhancer trap fish lines that express GFP and Gal4FF in desired patterns, and to find insertions of the gene trap and enhancer trap constructs that are located within or near genes of interest. These transgenic fish can be utilized to observe specific cell types during embryogenesis, to manipulate their functions, and to discover novel genes and cis-regulatory elements. Therefore, zTrap facilitates studies on genomics, developmental biology and neurobiology utilizing the transgenic zebrafish resource.
Division of Molecular and Developmental Biology, National Institute of Genetics, Shizuoka, Japan; Department of Genetics, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Shizuoka, Japan; PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Saitama, Japan; Intec Systems Institute Inc., Tokyo, Japan
zTrap funding source(s)
This work was supported by a grant from Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center of Research Organization of Information and Systems, the National BioResource Project, and the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.