Genetics and evolution of pigment patterns in fish.

@article{Kelsh2004GeneticsAE,
  title={Genetics and evolution of pigment patterns in fish.},
  author={Robert N. Kelsh},
  journal={Pigment cell research},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          326-36
        }
}
  • R. Kelsh
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Pigment cell research
Vertebrate pigment patterns are both beautiful and fascinating. In mammals and birds, pigment patterns are likely to reflect the spatial regulation of melanocyte physiology, via alteration of the colour-type of the melanin synthesized. In fish, however, pigment patterns predominantly result from positioning of differently coloured chromatophores. Theoretically, pigment cell patterning might result from long-range patterning mechanisms, from local environmental cues, or from interactions between… 

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