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Spots, not stripes, from just holding on
Cerdá-Reverter, J.M., Rotllant, J., Kelsh, R.N.
Date: 2015
Source: Pigment cell & melanoma research   28(6): 644-6 (Other)
Registered Authors: Cerdá-Reverter, José Miguel, Kelsh, Robert, Rotllant, Josep
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Melanophores/metabolism
  • Metamorphosis, Biological
  • Mutation/genetics
  • Phenotype
  • Pigmentation*
  • Signal Transduction
  • Tight Junction Proteins/genetics
  • Tight Junction Proteins/metabolism
  • Zebrafish/physiology*
PubMed: 26237410 Full text @ Pigment Cell Melanoma Res.
The mechanistic basis for pigment pattern formation comprises a key problem in the pigment cell field that is as yet only partially solved. Zebrafish have three types of pigment cells that together generate their adult pigment pattern (Singh and Nüsslein-Volhard, 2015). In wild-type fish, melanocytes (black, due to eumelanin) become organized into dense longitudinal stripes, whereas xanthophores (yellow, due to carotenoids and pteridines) become concentrated in the pale interstripes (they are present at much lower density in the stripes). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.