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Zebrafish. 2018 Dec;15(6):656-658. doi: 10.1089/zeb.2018.1583. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

An Open-Source Husbandry Repository.

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1
1 Epilepsy Genetics Program, Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology, Boston Children's Hospital , Boston, Massachusetts.
2
2 Department of Neurology, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center , Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
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3 Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School , Boston, Massachusetts.

Abstract

Electronic databases provide effective and efficient management of zebrafish colony operations, but commercially available options are expensive. In this study we have developed a free zebrafish management repository alternative using free Google applications. Husbandry information is logged into a Google Sheets-based catalog through Google Form (GF) entries. Form autopopulation can be streamlined by barcodes, which can be generated and deciphered through free smartphone applications. The repository is capable of calculating pertinent husbandry dates from GF input and sending e-mail reminders to users for specified tasks. A Google application-based repository allows for a free simple zebrafish husbandry management solution.

KEYWORDS:

animal model; database; husbandry; open source; zebrafish

PMID:
30183560
PMCID:
PMC6426270
[Available on 2019-12-01]
DOI:
10.1089/zeb.2018.1583
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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