The genetics and histology of red, blond and associated colour variants in Oreochromis niloticus

@article{McAndrew2004TheGA,
  title={The genetics and histology of red, blond and associated colour variants in Oreochromis niloticus},
  author={Brendan J. McAndrew and Frank R. Roubal and Ronald J. Roberts and Alistair M. Bullock and I. M. McEwen},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2004},
  volume={76},
  pages={127-137}
}
A single red mutant was observed in a pure strain of O. niloticus (Egyptian). This was crossed to 6 normal coloured females and the progeny were used to study the genetics and histology of this commercially important trait. Other potentially important colour variants were also studied. These included blond, blotch, syrup and red melanophore. Histology showed that melanophore development rather than a biochemical pathway mutation was responsible for the colour in red fish. Histology of red… 
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