Université de Fribourg

In vivo quantification of mechanical properties of caudal fins in adult zebrafish

Puri, Sahil ; Aegerter-Wilmsen, Tinri ; Jaźwińska, Anna ; Aegerter, Christof M.

In: Journal of Experimental Biology, 2018, vol. 221, no. 4, p. jeb171777

Skip to Next SectionThe caudal fins of adult zebrafish are supported by multiple bony rays that are laterally interconnected by soft interray tissue. Little is known about the fin's mechanical properties that influence bending in response to hydrodynamic forces during swimming. Here, we developed an experimental setup to measure the elastic properties of caudal fins in vivo by applying...