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Behavioral Approaches to Studying Innate Stress in Zebrafish

DOI :

10.3791/59092-v

May 1st, 2019

May 1st, 2019

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1Jupiter Life Science Initiative, Florida Atlantic University, 2Wilkes Honors College and Florida Atlantic University, 3Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, Florida Atlantic University

This manuscript describes a simple method to measure stress behaviorally in adult zebrafish. The approach takes advantage of the innate tendency that zebrafish prefer the bottom half of a tank when in a stressful state. We also describe methods for coupling the assay with pharmacology.

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