Recently, the evaluation of spontaneous tail movement (STM) in zebrafish embryos has been proposed as a possible neurotoxicity marker in studies on behavioral changes due to chemical exposure. Currently, automated STM quantification can only be performed using high-cost commercial software. We have developed a simple and reliable MATLAB® script called ZebraSTM that allows the automatic analysis of spontaneous tail movement in multiple zebrafish embryos.

Zebra STM beta .exe version

Workflow with ZebraSTM
How to cite

Gonzalez-Fraga, J., Dipp-Alvarez, V., Bardullas, U., 2019. Quantification of Spontaneous Tail Movement in Zebrafish Embryos Using a Novel Open-Source MATLAB Application. Zebrafish 16, 214-216


Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

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