Cellular and ultrastructural characterization of the grey-morph phenotype in southern right whales (Eubalaena australis)

@inproceedings{Eroh2017CellularAU,
  title={Cellular and ultrastructural characterization of the grey-morph phenotype in southern right whales (Eubalaena australis)},
  author={Guy D. Eroh and Fred C. Clayton and Scott R. Florell and Pamela B. Cassidy and Andrea Chirife and Carina F. Mar{\'o}n and Luciano O Valenzuela and Michael S. Campbell and Jon Seger and Victoria J. Rowntree and Sancy A. Leachman},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
Southern right whales (SRWs, Eubalena australis) are polymorphic for an X-linked pigmentation pattern known as grey morphism. Most SRWs have completely black skin with white patches on their bellies and occasionally on their backs; these patches remain white as the whale ages. Grey morphs (previously referred to as partial albinos) appear mostly white at birth, with a splattering of rounded black marks; but as the whales age, the white skin gradually changes to a brownish grey color. The… CONTINUE READING