Behavioral visual responses of wild-type and hypopigmented zebrafish

  title={Behavioral visual responses of wild-type and hypopigmented zebrafish},
  author={J. Ren and William R. McCarthy and H. Zhang and A. Adolph and L. Li},
  journal={Vision Research},
  • J. Ren, William R. McCarthy, +2 authors L. Li
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Vision Research
  • Zebrafish possess three classes of chromatophores that include iridophores, melanophores, and xanthophores. Mutations that lack one or two classes of chromatophores have been isolated or genetically constructed. Using a behavioral assay based on visually mediated escape responses, we measured the visual response of fully and partially pigmented zebrafish. In zebrafish that lack iridophores (roy mutants), the behavioral visual responses were similar to those of wild-type animals except at low… CONTINUE READING

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