Corresponding defects in the dorsal fin and in the male breeding crest ofTriturus alpestris

  • Ernst Hadorn
Short Communications


In a wild population ofTriturus alpestris several adult males with an incomplete breeding crest were found. Among the offspring from this population larvae with defects in the dorsal fin were observed. Neither the pigment cells nor the spinal ganglia appear affected in the deficient trunk region of larvae and adults.


Developmental Biology Adult Male Crest Wild Population Pigment Cell 
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  1. Hörstadius, S.: The neural crest. Oxford: University Press 1950.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernst Hadorn
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  1. 1.Zoologisch-vergl. anatomisches Institut der Universität ZürichSchweiz

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