ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-150418-5
Fish pigmentation. Response to Comment on "Local reorganization of xanthophores fine-tunes and colors the striped pattern of zebrafish"
Singh, A.P., Frohnhöfer, H.G., Irion, U., Nüsslein-Volhard, C.
Date: 2015
Source: Science (New York, N.Y.)   348: 297 (Other)
Registered Authors: Frohnhöfer, Hans Georg, Irion, Uwe, Nüsslein-Volhard, Christiane
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Body Patterning/physiology*
  • Chromatophores/physiology*
  • Skin Pigmentation/physiology*
  • Zebrafish/embryology*
PubMed: 25883351 Full text @ Science
Watanabe and Kondo question our conclusion that the current Turing-type model of color patterning in zebrafish requires modification. In addition to xanthophores and melanophores, iridophores are essential for stripe formation in the body, although not in the fins. A model of predictive value should accommodate the in vivo dynamics and interactions of all three chromatophore types in body stripe formation.