Study of influence of conditions on shoaling in Zebrafish

Chakraborty, Debtanu (2014) Study of influence of conditions on shoaling in Zebrafish. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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Shoaling is not a strict organismal behaviour. It is performed in tandem with shoal-mates and hence, is different from other activities of the fish. In this study, Effect of the abiotic environment on the group cohesion of the fishes was observed. Most of these factors are reported to be linked to metabolism in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) or other cyprinids and can also alter the hydrodynamic efficiency of the shoal in the water media. Biotic interactions were studied partially, owing to time constraint and complexity in experimental set-up. Reactions of the shoal to Aquatic Predatory and Aerial Predatory were observed using trapped predatory fishes and mimicry of bird pecking. pH, Temperature, Salinity and Turbidity conditions were changed but we failed to find significant difference in shoaling as a response.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Dr. Anuradha Bhat
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aerial Predatory; Aquatic Predatory; Shoaling; Zebrafish
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Department of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 09:49
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2015 11:13

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