The changes in cell shape during pigment migration in melanophores of a teleost, Oryzias latipes.

  • Mikako Obika
  • Published 1975 in The Journal of experimental zoology


The changes in cell shape of fish melanophores during pigment displacement, and the effects of colchicine and cytochalasin B on the surface morphology were studied by scanning electron microscopy. Dispersed melanophores are generally flat, with thick radiating dendritic processes. Aggregated melanophores are characterized by their swollen, hemispherical… (More)