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Front. Cell Dev. Biol. | doi: 10.3389/fcell.2018.00157

Workshop on Germ Cells

  • 1Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

Germ cell research in vertebrates has traditionally been challenging, but recent breakthroughs have overcome technical difficulties, demonstrating and expanding the power of the zebrafish experimental system for their analysis in vivo. Exploiting the transparency of the zebrafish embryo, germ cell migration was the first topic that moved the germ cells of this organism into the spotlight of modern research. In recent years however, research on teleost germ cells has expanded into additional fields, manifested by a session dedicated to this cell type at the European Zebrafish PI meeting in Trento.

Keywords: Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Germ Cells, Fertility, Oogenesis and embryonic development, gene editing, Germ cell migration, European Zebrafish PI Meeting, Trento Italy

Received: 12 Jul 2018; Accepted: 05 Nov 2018.

Edited by:

Eirini Trompouki, Max-Planck-Institut für Immunbiologie und Epigenetik, Germany

Reviewed by:

Yaniv M. Elkouby, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Andrea Pauli, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Australia
Virginie Lecaudey, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany
James Amatruda, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
Karuna Sampath, University of Warwick, United Kingdom  

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* Correspondence: Dr. Roland Dosch, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, roland.dosch@med.uni-goettingen.de