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IJMS Special Issue: Molecular Aspects in Fish and Amphibian Reproduction and Development

International Journal of Moleclar Sciences: Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fish and amphibians have served for many decades as traditional and popular models for the field of developmental and moleculal biology. They have been utilized effectively to ellucidate the various molecular mechanisms behind organism formation, development and abnormalities. In fact, many of the mechanisms driving normal and pathological conditions described in biological and medical texbooks are originally derived from these models. However, their impact within the field of modern science has often been underestimated when compared to other traditional models. Our goal is to advertise and reinforce their irreplacable role as essential tools for the derivation of scientific information and to show their broad applications within the current scope of biological and medicinal experiments. We aim to focus not only on classical models such as African clawed frogs, zebrafish or axolotl, but also to highlight other potentially interesting or atypical amphibian and fish models.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • amphibian and fish gametes and embryos revealing the roles of biomolecules during development and disease;
  • application of unusual amphibian and fish animal models in experiments;
  • interesting techniques applied during amphibian and fish experimental work.

Dr. Martin Pšenička
Dr. Radek Šindelka
Guest Editors


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  • amphibians
  • fish
  • development
  • gametogenesis
  • gene expression and translation
  • protein functions
  • comparative analysis
  • germ cells

Last Updated: 2020-10-22