1. SERVICE DEFINITION
The Aquatic Vertebrates Facility has the capacity to house 3000 aquariums with approximately 50.000 fishes. In an area of over 300 m2 area, the facility is divided in four individual units housing 4 different species: zebrafish (Danio rerio), Medaka (Oryzia latipes), Killifish (Nothobranchius furceri), Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis are maintained. In addition to wild-type lines, at the facility we also have transgenic and mutant lines.
2. AQUATIC VERTEBRATE SERVICES
- Husbandry of the aquatic vertebrate species: zebrafish, medaka, X. laevis and X. tropicalis
- Maintenance of transgenic and mutant lines of zebrafish , medaka, Killifish and Xenopus sp.
- Give support to investigation groups of the institute that work with these aquatic vertebrate models.
3. PERSONNEL AND CONTACT
Aquatic vertebrates facility phone: +34 954977445/39 (ext. UPO 67439/67445)
Facility Director: Principal investigator Dr. Javier López Ríos
Facility supervisor: Juan Jesús Tena Aguilar
Senior technician: M ª Del Rocío Morales Falcón
Support technical personnel: Solángel Rivero Gil , Mª Jesús Pruaño Martínez
Support technical personnel for weekends: Marta Cea Blanco
The main room of the facility houses 23 of 8 multi-level racks holding 3 and 5 liters tanks and 19 of 5 multi-level glass racks holding 11 liters tanks for zebrafish ; 3 of 8 multi-level racks holding 3 and 5 liters tanks for killifish. We have two additional rooms with 2 of 3 multi-level racks for Xenopus laevis and 1 of 8 multi-level rack for Xenopus tropicalis. Finally for medaka the facility has a room with 5 of 8 multi-level racks holding 3 and 5 liters tanks, and 2 of 5 multi-level glass racks holding 17 liters tanks. The water is generated by an inverse osmosis system and all racks are recirculating systems.
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