A straightforward and inexpensive laboratory experiment is presented that investigates the physiological stress response of zebrafish after a 5 °C increase in water temperature. This experiment is designed for an undergraduate physiology lab and allows students to learn the scientific method and relevant laboratory techniques without causing significant stress to animals. An additional experimental design and a set of additional questions for lab report are also included.
biology, teaching, Stress Physiology, Zebrafish
Michael Cooper, Shree Dhawale, and Ahmed Mustafa (2009).
Teaching Stress Physiology Using Zebrafish (Danio rerio). Bioscene.35 (1), 29-34.