RRC ID 57542
Author Hilgers L, Schwarzer J.
Title The untapped potential of medaka and its wild relatives.
Journal Elife
Abstract The medaka is a fish that has served as a model organism for over a century, yet there is still much to learn about its life in the wild. Here we summarize the current knowledge, highlight recent progress and outline remaining gaps in our understanding of the natural history of medaka. It has also become clear over time that rather than being a single species, medaka comprises an entire species complex, so disentangling the species boundaries is an important goal for future research. Moreover, medaka and other ricefishes exhibit striking functional diversity, little of which has been investigated to date. As such, there are opportunities to use the resources developed for medaka to study other ricefishes, and to learn more about medaka itself in an evolutionary context.
Volume 8
Published 2019-7-9
DOI 10.7554/eLife.46994
PII 46994
PMID 31287418
PMC PMC6615862
MeSH Adaptation, Physiological Animals Animals, Wild / physiology* Biodiversity Endangered Species Female Male Models, Animal Oryzias / physiology* Phylogeny Terminology as Topic
IF 7.551
Times Cited 3
Medaka Kiyosu (WS1177) HdrR-II1 (IB178) HNI-I(IB177) HSOK (IB183) O. sarasinorum (RS284)