Data deposition: The sequences reported in this paper have been deposited in the GenBank database (accession numbers can be found in Table 3, which is published as supporting information on the PNAS web site). When a gene is homologous to a human gene, but orthology is ambiguous, the gene should be named after the closest mammalian homologue with the word 'like' appended to the name of the homologue. The last two genes (with no colored boxes) seem to be fish-specific. The GRCh38.p12 version of the human genome sequence contains just 20,465 annotated protein-coding genes, 20% fewer than zebrafish (25,592). Genomic information is updated regularly on ZFIN. 4 For example, only 70% of the individuals show the phenotype rather than 100%. The institution designation should be followed by a unique number specific to a particular line. In C. elegans, RNAi analysis of protein-coding genes reveals that only 7% are required for embryo viability, an additional 1.5% for other developmental and/or physiological processes, and another 1.5% for wild-type growth (21). In some cases, a gene family described in zebrafish is homologous to a mammalian gene family but the evolution of the gene family is ambiguous. Comparative orthologous group (COG) analysis (5) to determine whether homologues were 1:1 orthologues or had other orthology relationships was done by iteratively blasting the top hits from each organism against the genomes of the others. Thus, there are only ≈1,400 such genes. After the line designation comes a comma, and then a phrase that indicates the new order of the chromosomes, starting from the top of the chromosome as displayed by convention. We identified mutants by visual inspection of embryos at 1, 2, and 5 days postfertilization (dpf), by which time they have developed into free-swimming and feeding larvae. For questions and advice about appropriate nomenclature, contact us at  nomenclature@zfin.org . In these cases, symbols for the two zebrafish genes should be the same as the approved symbol of the human or mouse orthologue followed by "a" or "b" to indicate that they are duplicate copies. These data argue that we have screened ≈25% of the genes in the fish genome, whether extrapolated from housekeeping-type genes or genes with more specific developmental functions. The genes are assigned to the same categories as in Fig. Also, we predicted the distribution of DEGs on zebrafish chromosomes (genome-wide distribution), distribution of gene type, number of exons (coding genes), and number of transcript isoforms per coding gene. Types of genes whose mutation in zebrafish leads to an embryonic visible phenotype. For lines that do create alleles of a gene, a standard genetic representation is used, where the allele designation is superscripted above the gene, but is appended with a Tg to indicate that it is a transgenic insertion allele. Thank you for your interest in spreading the word on PNAS. Thus, IFT genes used by Chlamydomonas to make motile flagella are used to make cilia with different sensory roles in different organisms, for example, on chemosensory neurons sensing salt concentrations in the worm (23) and on kidney epithelial cells in vertebrates (24). A worm or yeast gene was defined as an “ancestor” of a human/fish gene if several human genes found the worm or yeast gene as their top hit, but no other worm or yeast gene found any of those human genes as their top hit. This means that the letter 'd' cannot begin an institution designation. In the case of the worm, the pale green extensions to the two green columns represent projections of how many of the orthologues would be found to be essential if 100% of the worm genes had been successfully knocked down by RNAi; this estimate prorates both for the reported failure rate of RNAi and the number of genes for which no RNAi data have been reported. Analysis of the completed human and mouse genomes has already indicated that 50% of their genes are present in SCEs and ≈80% in flies and/or worms (10, 11), (with homology defined as a blastp E value of <10–5), and our analysis of 50 fish genes selected at random from the July 2003 annotation of the zebrafish genome found a similar proportion of conserved genes (data not shown). {abcb 000 def m000 } (poorly resolved loci on same chromosome)     ednrb1a b140 {abcb 000 def m000 } cx41.8 t1 (poorly resolved loci in a known interval between mapped loci, all on same chromosome). Yet among the worm genes that are orthologous to the vertebrate genes we identified and for which RNAi data have been reported, 72% are required for embryonic viability and a further 6% are associated with postembryonic developmental phenotypes, a total of 78%. Within the parentheses, the most salient features of the transgene should be described. Attempting to apply a Poisson distribution under these circumstances usually results in an underestimate of the number of mutable loci (6, 7). Amanda Rodewald, Ivan Rudik, and Catherine Kling talk about the hazards of ozone pollution to birds. Commonly used to understand gene function. This results in the animal being monosomic for some chromosome regions and trisomic for others. 3 In many cases, there are multiple predicted reading frames in a single clone. The current nomenclature guidelines are updates to rules established during a discussion session at a meeting in Ringberg, Germany, in March 1992, and are widely accepted by most zebrafish labs. Similarly, the same proteoglycan synthesis enzymes that the worm uses to make a properly shaped vulva (18, 19) are used in the fish to make a vertebrate-specific structure, cartilage. Under these circumstances the zebrafish gene family should be named with the same stem as the mammalian gene family with the gene number beginning after the end of the mammalian numbering and continuing sequentially throughout the gene family. Thus, the difference between the dark green and pea green columns is the enrichment. Because the zebrafish genome is not yet fully sequenced and annotated, it cannot be used for this purpose, so we used the human genome as a “surrogate vertebrate” genome. For homozygous genotypes involving multiple loci, the genotype at each locus is listed in order according to chromosome number, from 1 to 25, with a semicolon to separate loci on different chromosomes. In these cases, the mutant line would be designated with just one of the elements rather than two as in the reciprocal designation above. To better understand the genetic basis of animal development and its evolution, we asked whether the embryonic-essential fish genes have homologues in yeast, other single-celled eukaryotes (SCEs) (e.g., Giardia, Plasmodium, Trypanosoma, Chlamydomonas), worm, fly, and human genomes. Example: Tg(actb2:stk11-mCherry)   This construct codes for a fused protein of stk11 and mCherry under the control of the actb2 promoter. Note that the percentage of worm orthologues that are essential that is stated in the text does not include the genes for which no RNAi data have been reported. Example: Tg(Ssa.Ndr2:GFP)  Here the promoter of the salmon Ndr2 gene is driving expression of GFP. (All references to ‘day in the text are ‘day post fertilization’). Phenotypic descriptions are available in Table 3, and images are available at http://web.mit.edu/ccr/pnas_zebrafish_mutant_images/index.html. Chromosome differences have not been observed between males and females in laboratory strains. Right identify genes specifically required (i) to prevent cystic kidney, probably because these genes are required for the normal development of kidney epithelial tubes (15), (ii) to form cartilage that appears normal after staining with Alcian blue (R.M.N., A.A., and N.H., unpublished observations) or (iii) for melanocyte pigmentation (E. Maldonado, A.A., and N.H., unpublished observations). 1.5. Black boxes in the three columns in Fig. We previously described a set of 970 genes enriched in in mpeg1+ cells (representing microglia and macrophage populations) compared to other retinal cell types in regenerating zebrafish retinas [].Of these genes, 409 of them comprised a list that we considered to be … In publications, it is sometimes convenient to refer to a protein which has been renamed based on orthology using the more commonly known name in parentheses following the current name. This contribution is part of the special series of Inaugural Articles by members of the National Academy of Sciences elected on April 20, 2004. Numbers should generally not be used in naming a mutant. Contributed by Nancy Hopkins, June 8, 2004. In these cases it is preferable to use terminology that is most consistent with the mammalian nomenclature. Loci are placed in the order they appear on the chromosome, top to bottom. Most of the latter genes encode transcription factors, receptors, and ligands. Semi-dominant is defined as the situation when the penetrance of the mutant phenotype in a mutant-allele/wild-type allele heterozygote is less than complete. Common prefixes include: Df, deficiency Dp, duplication In, inversion Is, insertion T, translocation Tg, transgene. Dominant and Semi-dominant alleles have a d in the first position of the line designation to distinguish them from recessive alleles. From there, researchers were able to modify zebrafish Müller glia cells into a similar state that blocked reprogramming while also having a mouse model regenerate some retinal neurons. In this case the lower0numbered gene is listed in the name. Our collection includes mutations in 5 of 20 (25%) tRNA synthase genes and 26 of the 79 (33%) ribosomal protein genes in the zebrafish genome. Genes essential for zebrafish embryonic development identified by insertional mutagenesis. The insertional mutagenesis procedure and the methodology for identifying mutagenic inserts and cloning their flanking DNA have been described (1–3). Examples: alkaline phosphatase, intestinal, tandem duplicate 1 (alpi.1) and alkaline phosphatase, intestinal, tandem duplicate 2 (alpi.2). The conservation of the 315 embryonic-essential fish genes in yeast and other SCEs, in worm, in fly, and in human is represented in Fig. Gene Nomenclature Genes should be named after the mammalian orthologue whenever possible. Not all transgenic constructs will have both regulatory and coding elements, and in this case, the colon will not be used. About three quarters of the genes we cloned have homologues in yeast or other single-celled organisms, and ≈25% are animal-specific with 7% overall being vertebrate-specific. In some cases when there is a unique mammalian orthologue, but addition of the a, b suffixes would conflict with a different mammalian gene symbol, then numerical suffixes .1, .2 should be appended to the orthologous mammalian gene symbol instead of a, b. Tandem duplicate gene, with a single mammalian orthologue should have gene symbols appended with a .1, .2, using the same symbol as the mammalian orthologue. Genes with fold change > 2 and FDR < 0.05 were considered as significantly differentially expressed. Mullins, M. (1995) Genetic methods: conventions for naming zebrafish genes in The Zebrafish Book (3rd edition, Westerfield, M., ed. Novel genes identified by these means often cannot be identified and are assigned a name comprised of a prefix, a clone name, and an integer. The entire transgene name should be italicized. 3 shows the conservation of the genes identified in each of the three screens in the genomes of yeast, other SCEs, invertebrates (fly or worm), and human. The data in Table 2 also show that viral integrations do not occur preferentially into housekeeping-type genes because the allele frequency for housekeeping genes is no greater than that for other types of genes. However, to identify mutants with phenotypic defects in specific organs or processes with certainty requires considerable effort. To accomplish this goal, we are re-screening the insertional mutant collection, a process called “shelf-screening.” Summaries of three such screens from our lab are shown in Fig. The line designation should follow standard nomenclature conventions (institution designation followed by line number). The pea green columns show the number that would be predicted to be essential at random, 33 of the 176 yeast genes, and 15 of the 235 worm genes. R.M.N was supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. Note the differences between zebrafish and mammalian naming conventions: species / gene / protein zebrafish /shha/ Shha human / SHH / SHH mouse / Shh / SHH. For example, by using the number of loci hit twice in our study (62) and keeping either the number of loci hit (362) or the number of mutants obtained (486) fixed, solving the Poisson equation predicts that the total number of mutable loci is either 1,035 or 1,310 mutable loci. Green boxes indicate genes without homologues in yeast but with homologues in other SCEs such as Giardia, Plasmodium, Trypanosoma, and/or Chlamydomonas. To identify the genes responding to the BMP gradient, we determined which genes are directly activated by pSmad5 from all BMP-dependent gene expression during gastrulation. A preliminary phenotypic description of the corresponding 315 mutants is provided in Table 3 and images are available at http://web.mit.edu/ccr/pnas_zebrafish_mutant_images/index.html. Institute specific line designations should be two or three letters in length, preferably two letters. In each case, the leftmost columns represent 315 essential fish genes, the red columns show how many of these have homologues in yeast (214) or worm (272), and the blue columns show which have a 1:1 orthologue or “ancestor” gene in yeast (176) or worm (235). Whereas redundancy may hide some genes from this analysis, the fact that the genes that we do find for particular phenotypes can define a biochemical complex or pathway suggests that forward genetic screens can indeed identify many if not most of the genes that are key players in specifying complex developmental processes in vertebrates. Based on Trends in Genetics Genetic Nomenclature Guide (1998). The location of the centromere is indicated by a period. A possible choice would be an approved gene symbol from a unique non-mammalian orthologue. e Body lengths of 6-, 8- and 12-months-old WT and capn3bΔ19Δ14 fish. 1.2. Three of these four genes are animal specific. Alternatively, xxx could just be an experimental series number. Examples: original construct: Tg1(uxs1:GFP); subsequent construct: Tg2(uxs1:GFP); additional constructs: Tg#(uxs1:GFP). Genotypes at ZFIN are shown in alphabetical order with transgenic lines that are not alleles of genes first, then other alleles. Line designations are composed of a institution-specific designation followed by a number. d Photo images showing the curved body phenotype displayed by the 3dpf-old capn3bΔ19Δ14 mutant but not WT embryos grown at 34.5 °C. Furthermore, genes whose functional levels change with deletion or duplication (termed 'dosage sensors'), which can associate the CNV with pathologies, have not been identified in … Tg indicates transgene. No spaces. For heterozygous genotypes, loci on homologous chromosomes are separated by a slash. We isolated 525 mutants, representing lesions in ≈390 different genes, and we cloned the majority of these. Some of these genes are already known, while others are new. Fig. The a or b suffix does not indicate primacy of publication and will be assigned purely based on the suffix of the surrounding genes. Members of a gene family are sequentially numbered. prf1.9p is the symbol for "perforin 1.9, pseudogene". Among these 1333 target genes (zko genes), only 109 genes had been studied with morpholino (MO) antisense oligonucleo- tides, 690 genes were recorded to have mutated/modified alleles Here, we describe 315 mutants and their genes and present an analysis of the evolutionary conservation of these genes. Using the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9, the research team performed a simple experiment using a zebrafish model and separated two genes that pair up … Additional funding came from the Ford Foundation (to N.H.). The current zebrafish genome annotation contains 25,592 coding genes and an additional 6599 noncoding genes, including 1046 microRNA genes (Desvignes, Beam, Batzel, Sydes, & Postlethwait, 2014). A common approach to unravel the gene networks that drive biology is to examine the consequences of manipulating genes. In the first four colored columns, the presence of a colored box indicates the presence of one or more homologous genes (blastp E value of <10–5) in yeast (either S. cerevisiae or S. pombe), C. elegans, D. melanogaster, or H. sapiens. Although the exact number of genes in zebrafish is currently unknown, estimates about the number of base pairs point to approximately 1.7 × 10 9 base pairs for the haploid genome. Because mutated genes were cloned without regard to phenotype, these genes should be representative of the entire set of protein-coding genes that are genetically essential for early zebrafish development. Chromosome rearrangements are indicated with the following prefixes, followed by the details within parentheses. In general, the regulatory sequence is named for the gene from which it was derived or the gene/transcript that it regulates. In theory, a second way to estimate the number of embryonicessential genes from these data is to apply the Poisson distribution to the numbers of single and multiple hits in Table 2 to calculate the number of loci that have not yet been mutated and hence the total number of loci that can give rise to an embryonic-visible phenotype. Current Nomenclature Coordinator: Amy Singer (asinger@zfin.org), ZFIN Database Team, Zebrafish Information Network, University of Oregon, USA, Active Contributors: Richard Dorsky (richard.dorsky@neuro.utah.edu), Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah, USA Marc Ekker (mekker@uottawa.ca), Center for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Mary Mullins (mullins@mail.med.upenn.edu), Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania, USA John Postlethwait (jpostle@oregon.uoregon.edu), Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, USA Monte Westerfield (monte@uoneuro.uoregon.edu), Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon, USA Jeffrey Yoder (Jeff_Yoder@ncsu.edu), Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, USA, Past Contributors: Erik Segerdell, XenBase, University of Calgary, Canada Melissa Haendel (haendel@ohsu.edu), Oregon Health and Sciences University, USA Ceri Van Slyke (van_slyke@uoneuro.uoregon.edu), Zebrafish Information Network, University of Oregon, USA Yvonne Bradford (ybradford@zfin.org), Zebrafish Information Network, University of Oregon, USA Steve Johnson (sjohnson@genetics.wustl.edu), Department of Genetics, Washington University Medical School, USA. “To realize the benefits the zebrafish can make to … Re-screens of our collection to identify mutants with specific developmental defects suggest that ≈50 genes are essential for the development of some individual organs or cell types. Mutant Phenotypes and the Evolutionary Conservation of Genes Required for Specific Developmental Processes. The number of clones depicts the total number of alleles including wild-type and mutant alleles that have been sequenced. If part of a gene is found in more than one clone, the name of the first clone in which the 5' portion of the gene is found takes precedence. Examples: si:bz3c13.1, si:bz3c13.2, si:bz3c13.3. In these cases, the clones usually contain only one or a fragment of a single gene. Because we have cloned ≈22% of the genes essential for early fish development, these results predict that mutations in ≈55 genes can give rise to cystic kidney, 36 to abnormal cartilage, and 50 to defects in melanocyte pigmentation in the zebrafish. Mutant names should be registered at ZFIN. We isolated 525 insertional mutants that have visible phenotypes by 5 dpf, a time when the embryo has developed from a fertilized egg to a free swimming larva that has begun to feed. The genes are listed in the same order as in Fig. The dark green columns represent the number of these yeast or worm orthologues that are essential in their respective species, 135 of the 176 yeast genes, and 155 of the 235 worm genes. The symbol should be derived from the full name. In contrast, among the yeast genes that are 1:1 orthologues or ancestors of the vertebrate genes in our study, 77% are essential in yeast. Full gene names are lowercase italic, and gene symbols are three or more lowercase letters and are also italicized. Gene names should be registered at ZFIN. (a) Frequencies of mutations induced by homodimeric and heterodimeric TALENs targeting 10 endogenous loci in zebrafish. In cases where a construct utilizes sequences from a named gene, it should contain the standard zebrafish lowercase symbol for that gene. Selection of genes expressed in zebrafish microglia/macrophages for further bioinformatics analyses. Left and Right represent the list of 315 essential fish genes, the red columns next to them show the number of these genes that have homologues in yeast or worm, and the blue columns show the fraction of homologues that have an orthologous relationship to the vertebrate genes. Transgenic constructs now have their own pages in ZFIN. Transgenic lines are of two types, those that are known to create alleles of genes and those that are not known to create alleles of genes. Consistent with this possibility, we found that the yeast or worm orthologues of genes that are essential in fish have a high probability of also being essential in these species. Gene traps and enhancer traps known to create alleles of a gene are handled in a similar fashion, appending Gt or Et to the allele designation. The zebrafish is expected to have at least the same number of genes as the humans. Very Useful  Thanks to all the contributors! We also have mutations in 23 of 97 genes (24%) for which a chemically induced mutant has also been identified and the mutated gene cloned by positional or candidate gene cloning (as of February 2004). These are given placeholder names with the project prefix, a colon and a clone number, similar to genes identified by genomic sequencing projects. It is convenient to ask this question of genes that have counterparts in yeast and worm because a large fraction of the annotated genes in these species have been deleted [yeast (12, 20)] or knocked down by using RNA interference (RNAi) [worm (13, 21)]. The core of this CNV includes 25 genes; however, the number of genes that contribute to these phenotypes is not known. As discussed next, our findings suggest that these 362 loci represent ≈25% of the genes whose mutation leads to an embryonic lethal phenotype. Enhancer trap, promoter trap, gene trap constructs, {"serverDuration": 84, "requestCorrelationId": "be5dc009cd30a41f"}, A Tutorial for Proposing Zebrafish Gene Nomenclature, 1.4. Zebrafish gene designations should not include any reference to species, for example d, dr, z or zf. Their muscle, blood, kidney and eyes share many features with human systems. Coding sequences are placed to the right of the colon. Copyright © 2021 National Academy of Sciences. However, as is almost always seen in mutagenesis screens, the data do not fit the Poisson distribution precisely, making this approach unreliable. E-mail: nhopkins{at}mit.edu. Thus, yellow boxes represent genes conserved through yeast, green are those found in SCEs other than yeast, red are those found in invertebrates but not SCEs, and blue are vertebrate-specific. All resources generated by the ZGC are publicly accessible to the biomedical research community. 4. See below for specific examples. This species has a short generation time, its embryos are very robust and transparent, the number of descendants is very high, and maintenance is not expensive. We induced triploidy by cold shock and compared diploid and triploid zebrafish larvae under standard rearing conditions for differences in genome size, cell size and cell number, development, growth and swimming performance and expression of housekeeping genes and hsp70.1. Genes identified by genomic sequencing projects, 1.5. The Sanger Institute began full genome sequencing in 2001. The latter more frequently result from mutations in cell-essential genes. To demonstrate the feasibility of high throughput editing, the researchers targeted 162 locations in 83 zebrafish genes - about 50 of which are similar to human genes involved in deafness. T(Chr02;Chr12)ndr2b2131,02U.12L02L and T(Chr02;Chr12)ndr2b2131,12U.12L02L, This example illustrates a reciprocal translocation where a portion of the lower arm of Chr12 was translocated interstitially into the proximal lower arm of Chr2 and a portion of the lower arm of Chr2 was translocated to. Translocations are written as an allele of a gene when the gene is disrupted at one of the breakpoints of the translocation. To make functional comparisons of genes across these species, however, it is necessary first to identify the yeast and worm genes that are not merely homologues of the essential fish genes, but that have orthologous relationships to them, because orthologues are more likely to perform the same function in their respective species. Years of efforts have helped them identify the cellular communication network factor 2a (ccn2a), a gene that can promote heart regeneration by enhancing cardiomyocyte proliferation. In yeast, only 19% of protein-coding genes are essential for cell viability under optimal growth conditions, despite the fact that most “nonessential” yeast genes seem to be single-copy (12). 84 per cent of genes known to be associated with human disease have a zebrafish counterpart. When new lines of fish with unique, stable, and heritable transgenic compositions are generated from another transgenic line, the derived lines should all receive unique allele/line designations. 1.6. However, it has recently been shown that in different organisms or tissues functional activation may occur. Similar to what has been previously documented for disease-related human genes, zebrafish genes within schizophrenia-associated CNVs appear to be highly conserved, with 120/143 human genes encoding at least one ortholog in zebrafish (average 83.9%, range 79-100% for individual CNVs). In humans, cystic kidney disease results from a failure of epithelial cells in kidney tubes and ducts to differentiate properly and to cease dividing. These domains coincide exactly Evolutionary Conservation of Embryonic-Essential Zebrafish Genes. This calculation estimates that 216 of the 235 worm genes are likely to be essential whereas only 22 would be expected to be at random. As described above, zebrafish genes are named based on orthology to a human or mouse gene. Ninety-nine percent of the genes (all but 2 of the 315) have homologues in mammals. Engineered TALENs are highly efficient in targeting endogenous zebrafish genes. Full gene names are lowercase italic, and gene symbols are three or more lowercase letters and are also italicized. Intragenic deletions are not treated as deficiencies, but as small deletions and shall be named as an allele of the disrupted gene (see section 3). Zebrafish were the last animal incorporated into the vertebrates, mainly due to their special characteristics. ednrb1a b140 ; mycbp2 tj236 {edi tl35 } (edi is unmapped, all three loci are written as if they are on different chromosomes). Right. In some cases, a gene family described in zebrafish is homologous to a mammalian gene family but the evolution of the gene family is ambiguous. Mutant loci with unidentified genes Mutant loci for which the gene has not yet been identified are given placeholder gene names. Whereas the main v-ATPase subunits are found in yeast, zebrafish required several animal-specific v-ATPase-associated proteins in addition. For this reason, zebrafish often have two copies of a gene that is present as a single copy in mammals. Example: Tg(zic4:Gal4TA4, UAS:mCherry) This construct utilizes an enhancer of both the zic1 and zic4 genes to drive expression of Gal4TA4, with an additional cassette that has UAS driving mCherry expression. The first three such re-screens to be completed, which we summarized here, are revealing in this respect. 4.2. The amino acid sequence of each fish gene was compared by blastp (4) to the reference genomes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Caenorhabditis elegans, Drosophila melanogaster, and Homo sapiens, as well as the nonredundant database of all organisms to find genes absent in the two yeast species but present in other unicellular eukaryotes. 1 although some categories have been combined. This species has a short generation time, its embryos are very robust and transparent, the number of descendants is very high, and maintenance is not expensive. * To whom correspondence should be addressed. The chromosome where the deficiency maps should be specified by its number (##) using two digits (i.e., 03 for Chr03) so that computers will order them properly. 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