ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-990628-26
Erratum: Temporal and spatial patterns of opsin gene expression in the zebrafish (Danio rerio): corrections with additions
Schmitt, E.A., Hyatt, G.A., and Dowling, J.E.
Date: 1999
Source: Visual neuroscience   16(3): 601-605 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Dowling, John E., Hyatt, George, Schmitt, Ellen
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Embryonic Development
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental/physiology*
  • In Situ Hybridization
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Retina/metabolism*
  • Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells/metabolism
  • Rhodopsin/genetics
  • Rod Opsins/genetics*
  • Zebrafish/embryology
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
PubMed: 10349978 Full text @ Vis. Neurosci.
We report here a reexamination of the developmental expression of cone opsins in the zebrafish retina. The red- and blue-sensitive opsins appear at 51 h postfertilization (hpf) whereas ultraviolet (UV) opsin is not seen until after 55 hpf. More cells show red cone opsin expression than blue at 51 and 55 hpf, indicating the sequence of cone opsin expression in zebrafish is first red, then blue, and finally UV. Curiously, morphological development of the cones is in reverse order; UV cones appear quite mature by day 6-7 postfertilization (pf), but morphologically, red cones do not appear adult-like until 15-20 days pf.