Pattern blending enriches the diversity of animal colorations

@article{Miyazawa2020PatternBE,
  title={Pattern blending enriches the diversity of animal colorations},
  author={Seita Miyazawa},
  journal={Science Advances},
  year={2020},
  volume={6}
}
  • S. Miyazawa
  • Published 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science Advances
Comprehensive analyses of fish colorations illuminate a simple mechanism creating intricate patterns on animals. Animals exhibit a fascinating variety of skin patterns, but mechanisms underlying this diversity remain largely unknown, particularly for complex and camouflaged colorations. A mathematical model predicts that intricate color patterns can be formed by “pattern blending” between simple motifs via hybridization. Here, I analyzed the skin patterns of 18,114 fish species and found strong… Expand
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