The tropcial freshwater zebrafish is an important vertebrate model organism in scientific research, It exhibits a typical generation time of three to four months.
The zebrafish is a popular, and highly successful model organism in biomedical research. The genome of the zebrafish has been fully sequenced, providing full utility in trascriptomic and proteomics experiments. Is is possible track individual protein turnover in tissues from zebrafish, providing an immensely valuable approach to link genome, transcriptome and proteome.
Zebrafish have restricted telomerase expression and human-like telomere length [http://denigma.de/url/3p].