Hello: I am planning to sequence some zebrafish mitochondrial genes as
part of a systematics project. I see there exist numerous strains. I
just need something that is representative of the species, i.e.
"wildtype". Do you think there is a risk in obtaining fish from a pet
store - that they could be genetically atypical? Or, would it be
preferable to obtain a defined strain from a stock center?
Richard E. Broughton, Ph.D.
Department of Zoology
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019