Dear Colleagues,
the Biomedaqu project and the sixth IAFSB conference prepare a combined special volume. Contributions will be published in Biomolecules, an open access journal with an impact factor of 6.05.

We accept original papers, detailed mechanistic studies about fish bone, cartilage, and teeth in the frame of biomedical research, aquaculture research, and basic sciences. Reviews can also be accepted.

Please indicate “Fish Model: Molecular & Cellular Bases of Bone Development and Homeostasis” if you submit a manuscript. The submission deadline is: 31 March 2023

We are looking forward to your contributions
Marc Muller & Eckhard Witten, Guest Editors

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IAFSB participants have contributed to this 2021 volume
Witten PE, Huysseune A, Maisey JG, Winkler C, Gong Z (eds.) Special Issue 2021. From Fossils to Farming Fish Skeletal Research Across Disciplines. Journal of fish Biology 98(4): 903-1071 link to volume


IAFSB volumes have been been published: 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018. 130 articles about fish skeletal biology presented at IAFSB conferences. All volumes are on this page.
Volume 2018

Buettner et al., link to article
Bolotovskiy and Levin, link to article
Cadeira et al., link to article
Fazenda et al., link to article
Perrott et al., link to article
Roberto et al., link to article
Shkil et al., link to article
Torvanger et al., link to article
Vitorino et al., link to article
Witten & Cancela, link to article
Woltmann et al., link to article

Volume 2014JAI_2014 cover for webpageClick on cover of the Journal of Applied Ichthyology above for a direct link to the journal
Contents Special Issue: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Fish Skeletal Biology (IAFSB) Proceedings of the Third Conference Tavira, Algarve, Portugal April 22–24, 2013, August 2014, Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages i–vii, 597–839

Witten PE, Cancela ML (2014) Fish skeletal biology and beyond. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 597-599

Kimmel CB (2014) Skull developmental modularity: a view from a single bone – or two. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 600-607

B.K. Hall (2014) Endoskeleton/Exo (dermal) skeleton — Mesoderm/Neural Crest: Two Pair of Problems and a Shifting Paradigm. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 608-615

Harris MP, Henke K, Hawkins MB, Witten PE (2014) Fish is Fish: the use of experimental model species to reveal causes of skeletal diversity in evolution and disease. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 616-629

Gunter H, Meyer A (2014) Molecular investigation of mechanical strain-induced phenotypic plasticity in the ecologically important pharyngeal jaws of cichlid fish. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 630-635

Witten PE, Sire J-Y, Huysseune A (2014) Old, new and new-old concepts about the evolution of teeth. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 636-642

Boglino A, Darias MJ, Andree KB, Estévez A, Gisbert E (2014) The effects of dietary arachidonic acid on bone in flatfish larvae: the last but not the least of the essential fatty acids. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 643-651

Genetics and Biomedical Research
Renn J, Büttner A, Chua EPS, Tay FS, Featherstone M, Winkler C (2014) Characterization of regulatory elements in the medaka osterix promoter required for osteoblast expression. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 652-660

Simões B, Conceição N, Kelsh RN, Cancela ML (2014) Identification of cis-regulatory elements in the upstream regions of zebrafish runx3 through in silico analysis: Implications for function. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 661-670

Metz JR, Leeuwis RHJ, Zethof J, Flik G (2014) Zebrafish (Danio rerio) in calcium poor water mobilise calcium and phosphorus from scales. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 671-677

Silva IAL, Conceição M, Michou L, Cancela ML (2014) Can zebrafish be a valid model to study Paget’s disease of bone? . J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 678-688

Monteiro AS, Freitas R, Palmeirim I (2014) Genomics of zebrafish hoxba and hoxbb loci. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 689-695

Mackay EW, Schulte-Merker S (2014) A statistical approach to mutation detection in zebrafish with next-generation sequencing. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 696-700

Renn J, Pruvot B, Muller M (2014) Detection of nitric oxide by diaminofluorescein visualizes the skeleton in living zebrafish. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 701-706

Rosa JT, Cancela ML, Laizé V (2014) Ets1 regulates the transcription of a cartilage-specific S100 protein in gilthead seabream. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 707-712

Marques CL, Fernández I, Rosa JT, Viegas MN, Cancela ML, Laizé V (2014) Spatiotemporal expression and retinoic acid regulation of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) 2, 4 and 16 in Senegalese sole. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 713-720

Plasticity and Adaptation
Yurtseva A, Lajus D, Makhrov A, Artamonova V (2014) Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) in the border of distribution range: patterns of osteological variation. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 721-727

Fiaz AW, Leon-Kloosterziel KM, van Leeuwen JL, Kranenbarg S (2014)Exploring the molecular link between swim-training and caudal fin development in zebrafish (Danio rerio) larvae. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 728-739

Lajus D, Arshavsky D, Yurtseva A (2014) Radioactive contamination causes only minor effect on fluctuating asymmetry of two fish species from Chernobyl area. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 740-745

Fleming M, Hansen T, Skulstad OF, Glover KA, Morton C, Vøllestad LA, Fjelldal PG (2014) Hybrid salmonids: Ploidy effect on skeletal meristic characteristics and sea lice infection susceptibility. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 746-752

Fiaz AW, Leon-Kloosterziel KM, van Leeuwen JL, Kranenbarg S (2014) Exploring the effect of exercise on the transcriptome of zebrafish larvae (Danio rerio). J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 753-761

Torres-Núñez E, Cal R, Rotllant J (2014) Phenotypic plasticity during early ontogeny in cultured turbot (Scophthalmus maximus): changes in dorsal and anal fin ray counts by water temperature. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 762-766

Development and Malformations
Leprévost A, Sire J-Y (2014) Architecture, mineralization and development of the axial skeleton in Acipenseriformes, and occurrences of axial anomalies in rearing conditions; can current knowledge in teleost fish help? . J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 767-776

Sambraus F, Glover KA, Hansen T, Fraser TWK, Solberg MF, Fjelldal PG (2014) Vertebra deformities in wild Atlantic salmon caught in the river Figgjo, southwest Norway. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 777-782

Gisbert E, Alcaraz C, Tovar-Ramírez D, Álvarez-González CA (2014) Development of the axial skeleton in the bay snook Petenia splendida Günther, 1862 (Perciformes: Cichlidae) . J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 783-789

De Clercq A, Vandenplas S, Huysseune A (2014) A comparison of the larval and juvenile dentition in Polypterus senegalus. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 790-795

Poirier Stewart N, Deschamps M-H, Witten PE, Le Luyer J, Proulx E, Huysseune A, Bureau DP, Vandenberg GW (2014) X-ray-based morphometrics: an approach to diagnose vertebral abnormalities in under-mineralized vertebrae of juvenile triploid all-female rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed with a phosphorus deficient diet. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 796-803

Losada AP, de Azevedo AM, Barreiro A, Barreiro JD, Ferreiro I, Riaza A, Quiroga MI, Vázquez S (2014) Skeletal malformations in Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis Kaup, 1858): Gross morphology and radiographic correlation. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 804-808

Nutrition and Metabolism
Levin BA, Levina MA (2014) Poly- and oligomerization of scales in the Blue Bream Ballerus ballerus (Cyprinidae) as consequence of thyroid status regulation. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 809-813

Shkil FN, Stolero B, Sutton GA, Belay Abdissa B, Dmitriev SG, Shahar R (2014) The effects of thyroid hormone treatment on the mineral density and mechanical properties of the skeleton of the African barb (Labeobarbus intermedius). J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 814-821

Kapitanova DV, Shkil FN (2014) Effects of thyroid hormone level alterations on the development of supraneural series in zebrafish, Danio rerio. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 822-825

Le Luyer J, Deschamps M-H, Proulx E, Poirier Stewart N, Robert C, Vandenberg GW (2014) Responses of different body compartments to acute dietary phosphorus deficiency in juvenile triploid rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum) . J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 826-833

Deschamps M-H, Poirier Stewart N, Demanche A, Vandenberg GW (2014) Preliminary study for phenotypic description of vertebral abnormalities in triploid trout subjected to prolonged deficiency in phosphorus. J Appl Ichthyol 30(4): 834-840

Volume 2012
Journal of Applied Ichthyology Volume 28 (3) 2012
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Journal of Applied Ichtyology

Proceedings of the Second Conference
Interdisciplinary Approaches in Fish Skeletal Biology

Special Issue Editors
P. Eckhard Witten, Jean-Yves Sire, Inna Gitelman, Paula M. Mabee, Harad Rosenthal, Vincent Laizé, Maria J. Darias, Christoph Winkler


P. Eckhard Witten, M. Leonor Cancela (2012) Interdisciplinary approaches in fish skeletal biology. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 297-299

Development and Evolution
P. Mabee, J. P. Balhoff,W. M. Dahdul, H. Lapp, P. E. Midford, T. J.Vision, M.Westerfield (2012) 500,000 fish phenotypes:The new informatics landscape for evolutionary and developmental biology of the vertebrate skeleton. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 300-305

M. P. Harris (2012) Comparative genetics of postembryonic development as a means to understand evolutionary change. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 306-315

T. P. de Azevedo, P. E.Witten, A. Huysseune, A. Bensimon-Brito, C. Winkler,T.T. To, I. Palmeirim (2012) Interrelationship and modularity of notochord and somites: a comparative view on zebrafish and chicken vertebral body development. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 316-319

M. N. Dean, R. Shahar (2012) The structure-mechanics relationship and the response to load of the acellular bone of neoteleost fish: a review. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 320-329

A. Huysseune, S.Vandenplas, B. De Groeve, P. G. Fjelldal, T. Hansen (2012) The pattern of the lower jaw dentition in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar): a tool to study mechanisms of tooth replacement? J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 330-335

S.Vandenplas, M.Willems, A. Huysseune (2012) Dual BrdU-PCNA immunodetection of proliferative cells in dental and orofacial tissues of teleosts. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 336-340

J. A. Gillis, M. S. Modrell, C.V. H. Baker (2012) A timeline of pharyngeal endoskeletal condensation and differentiation in the shark, Scyliorhinus canicula, and the paddlefish, Polyodon spathula. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 341-345

B. Milligan, N. Harris,T. A. Franz-Odendaal (2012) Understanding morphology: a comparative study on the lower jaw in two teleost species. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 346-352

Biomedical Research
K. F. Gorman, K. Pohl, F. Ali, K. Bandwait, F. Breden (2012) Model teleosts for the study of idiopathic-type spinal curvatures: potential biomedical applications. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 353-359

J. Renn, C.Winkler (2012) Osterix:nlGFP transgenic medaka identify regulatory roles for retinoic acid signaling during osteoblast differentiation in vivo. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 360-363

I. Germanguz, I. Gitelman (2012) All four twist genes of zebrafish have partially redundant, but essential, roles in patterning the craniofacial skeleton. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 364-371

N. Conceição, C. Fazenda, M. L. Cancela (2012) Comparative gene promoter analysis: an in silico strategy to identify candidate regulatory factors for Gla Rich Protein. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 372-376

C. Fazenda, I. A. L. Silva, M. L. Cancela, N. Conceição (2012) Molecular characterization of two paralog genes encoding Gla-rich protein (Grp) in zebrafish. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 377-381

J. R. Metz, E. de Vrieze, E.-J. Lock, I. E. Schulten, G. Flik (2012) Elasmoid scales of fishes as model in biomedical bone research. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 382-387

E. de Vrieze, L. Heijnen, J. R. Metz, G. Flik (2012) Evidence for a hydroxyapatite precursor in regenerating cyprinid scales. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 388-392

Plasticity and Epigenetics
B. A. Levin, A. A. Bolotovskiy, M. A. Levina (2012) Body size determines the number of scales in cyprinid fishes as inferred from hormonal manipulation of developmental rate. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 393-397

F. N. Shkil, D.V. Kapitanova,V. B. Borisov, B. Abdissa, S. V. Smirnov (2012) Thyroid hormone in skeletal development of cyprinids: effects and morphological consequences. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 398-405

S.V. Smirnov,V. B. Borisov, D.V. Kapitanova, B. Abdissa, F. N. Shkil (2012) Heterochronies in skull development of Lake Tana large African barbs (Labeobarbus; Cyprinidae; Teleostei) . J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 406-410

A. Boglino, M. J. Darias, A. Estévez, K. B. Andree, E. Gisbert (2012) The effect of dietary arachidonic acid during the Artemia feeding period on larval growth and skeletogenesis in Senegalese sole, Solea senegalensis. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 411-418

I. Fernández, J. B. Ortiz-Delgado, C. Sarasquete, E. Gisbert (2012) Vitamin A effects on vertebral bone tissue homeostasis in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) juveniles. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 419-426

M. N.Viegas, J. Dias, M. L. Cancela,V. Laizé (2012) Polyunsaturated fatty acids regulate cell proliferation, extracellular matrix mineralization and gene expression in a gilthead seabream skeletal cell line. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 427-432

P. G. Fjelldal,T. Hansen, O. Breck, R. Ørnsrud, E.-J. Lock, R.Waagbø, A.Wargelius, P. Eckhard Witten (2012) Vertebral deformities in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) – etiology and pathology. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 433-440

E. Gisbert, M. J. Darias, M. Font-i-Furnols (2012) Advantages and limitations of X-ray and computed tomography systems for the study of the skeleton in meagre (Argyrosomus regius) . J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 441-445

A. Berg, A.Yurtseva,T. Hansen, D. Lajus, P. G. Fjelldal (2012) Vaccinated farmed Atlantic salmon are susceptible to spinal and skull deformities. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 446-452

E.Ytteborg, J.Torgersen, G. Baeverfjord, H.Takle (2012) Four stages characterizing vertebral fusions in Atlantic salmon. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 453-459

J. Cardeira, A. Bensimon-Brito, P. Pousão-Ferreira, M. L. Cancela, P. J. Gavaia (2012) Lordotic-kyphotic vertebrae develop ectopic cartilage-like tissue in Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) . J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 460-463

J. Cardeira, R.Vallés, G. Dionísio, A. Estévez, E. Gisbert, P. Pousão-Ferreira, M. L. Cancela, P. J. Gavaia (2012) Osteology of the axial and appendicular skeletons of the meagre Argyrosomus regius (Sciaenidae) and early skeletal development at two rearing facilities. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 464-470

G. Dionísio, C. Campos, L. M. P.Valente, L. E. C. Conceição, M. L. Cancela, P. J. Gavaia (2012) Effect of egg incubation temperature on the occurrence of skeletal deformities in Solea senegalensis. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 471-476

M. de Vareilles, N. Richard, P. J. Gavaia,T. S. Silva, O. Cordeiro, I. Guerreiro, M.Yúfera, I. Batista, C. Pires, P. Pousão-Ferreira, P. M. Rodrigues, I. Rønnestad, K. E. Fladmark, L. E. C. Conceição (2012) Impact of dietary protein hydrolysates on skeleton quality and proteome in Diplodus sargus larvae. J Appl Ichthyol 28(3): 477-487

Volume 2010
Journal of Applied Ichthyology Volume 26 (2) 2010
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Proceedings of the First Conference
Interdisciplinary Approaches in Fish Skeletal Biology
Special Issue Editors:
P. Eckhard Witten, Ann Huysseune, Harald Rosenthal, M. Leonor Cancela
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