zebrafish question

Stephen J. Moorman zebrafish at cwru.edu
Thu Dec 6 15:20:51 EST 2001


"David Bassett" <dbassett at hgu.mrc.ac.uk> wrote:

> Some adults have barbels?/antennae? hanging down by their
> mouths... does this signify anything, is it sex-restricted, do we
> know the function/genetics of these? I would be grateful to find
> out, many thanks, Dave Bassett

You're right, they are barbels.  Found on both males and females. 
Generally thought to be tactile.


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Stephen J. Moorman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Case Western Reserve University
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