Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Zebrafish Research

Yusuf Bozkurt

Iskenderun Technical University


Toxicology Circadian Rhythm Stem Cell Tissue Alzheimer?s Disease MS Disease Heart Photoreceptor Cells Retinal Neurons Cancer Immune System Lipid Diseases

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About the book

The tropical zebrafish is a versatile model organism that has been used in biomedical research to understand different mechanisms underlying of the problems in human diseases.

There are many technical advantages of using zebrafish such as fully sequenced genome, rapid embryonic development outside of the mother’s body, well-characterized behaviour (easy observation) and allowing detailed visualization of organs and cellular activity.
Zebrafish has been shown to be similar to mammalian biological models when it comes to toxicity tolerance and circadian rhythms. Also, it is capable of regenerating several tissues, like fins, heart, photoreceptor cells, retinal neurons and even spinal cord.
Furthermore zebrafish allows mapping of their brain networks which facilitates the study of human neurological diseases.
Finally, the tools available and the plasticity of this biological model allowed for the establishment of zebrafish as a human disease model for cancer, cardiovascular and immune system diseases, and many others.

This book will provide an overview of research in human medicine using zebrafish as model organism, discussing different aspects of their biology, ecology and nutrition. 

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 30th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: November 19th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: February 7th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: April 7th 2020

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About the editor

Yusuf Bozkurt

Iskenderun Technical University

Yusuf Bozkurt holds BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees from Ankara University (Turkey). He is currently Professor of Biotechnology of Reproduction in the field of Aquaculture at the İskenderun Technical University (Turkey). His research interests include gamete biology and reproductive biotechnology in aquatic species with an emphasis on cryo-conservation.

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