Live Imaging of Host-Pathogen Interactions in Zebrafish Larvae.


Journal Article

Zebrafish larvae are a powerful platform for studying the innate immune response to infection. The small size and optical transparency of larval zebrafish allow for multiple subject, multidimensional, and longitudinal imaging experiments. This chapter describes protocols for infecting zebrafish larvae with their natural pathogen Mycobacterium marinum, rapid short-term imaging, long-term extended imaging, and drug treatment assays. These protocols can be easily adapted to image and manipulate host interactions with other pathogens.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Matty, MA; Oehlers, SH; Tobin, DM

Published Date

  • January 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1451 /

Start / End Page

  • 207 - 223

PubMed ID

  • 27464810

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27464810

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-6029

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1064-3745

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4939-3771-4_14


  • eng