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Endothelin Receptor B2 (EDNRB2) Is Responsible for the Tyrosinase-Independent Recessive White (mow) and Mottled (mo) Plumage Phenotypes in the Chicken
A mutation that confers white plumage with black eyes was identified in the Minohiki breed of Japanese native chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus). The white plumage, with a few partially pigmentedExpand
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The origin and evolution of fibromelanosis in domesticated chickens: Genomic comparison of Indonesian Cemani and Chinese Silkie breeds
Like Chinese Silkie, Indonesian Ayam Cemani exhibits fibromelanosis or dermal hyperpigmentation and possesses complex segmental duplications on chromosome 20 that involve the endothelin 3 gene, EDN3.Expand
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The blockade of pigment displacement in swordtail erythrophores by microinjection of antiactin antibody
When antiactin antibody produced against carp skeletal muscle actins was microinjected into monolayer-cultured swordtail erythrophores, pigment displacement was almost completely blocked. Moreover,Expand
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Production of crystallins and lens-like structures in differentiation-induced neoplastic pigment cells (goldfish erythrophoroma cells) in vitro
We examined the crystallins present in lens-like cell aggregates produced by goldfish erythrophoroma (tumors of integumental erythrophores) cells in vitro using a combination of Sephadex-G-200 gelExpand
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Gene Duplication of endothelin 3 Is Closely Correlated with the Hyperpigmentation of the Internal Organs (Fibromelanosis) in Silky Chickens
During early development in vertebrates, pluripotent cells are generated from the neural crest and migrate according to their presumptive fate. In birds and mammals, one of the progeny cells,Expand
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Myosin and actin in melanophore-like variants of goldfish erythrophoroma cells: their intracellular distribution and possible association with pigment translocation
SummaryThe occurrence and intracellular distribution of myosin and actin in melanophore-like cells derived from a goldfish erythrophoroma cell line have been studied by means of sodiumExpand
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Pigment Cells Representing Polychromatic Colony Color in Botrylloides simodensis (Ascidiacea, Urochordata): Cell Morphology and Pigment Substances
Abstract The colonial ascidian Botrylloides simodensis displays multiple body colors—yellow, orangered, violet, black and white—in a clonal colony. The colors are due to pigmented blood cells thatExpand
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