Control of chromatophore movements in dermal chromatic units of blue damselfish--I. The melanophore.


Mechanisms controlling pigment movements in the melanophore of the blue damselfish, Chrysiptera cyanea, were studied. Histological observations revealed that the melanophore had three-dimensionally developed processes to envelop overlying small iridophores, and thus participated in the construction of a simple dermal chromatophore unit. Nervous stimulation… (More)


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