The European Zebrafish Resource Center is open for business, says Kathleen Raven at the Nature Medicine Spoonful of Medicine blog. The center, located at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany can house up to 400,000 live zebrafish in more than 3,000 tanks and also has lab space "for on-site zebrafish in vitro fertilization," Raven says. KIT geneticist Uwe Strähle tells her that the space is meant to help researchers preserve transgenic and mutant lines they've worked to create. "Currently the center houses 300 transgenic lines but Strähle expected the collection to expand to hold thousands of lines in the next five years," Raven adds.
Jul 20, 2012