Experientia

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 183–184 | Cite as

Iridophore development in wild-type and periodic albinoXenopus larvae

  • G. J. MacMillan
  • A. M. Gordon
Specialia

Summary

Light microscopic studies of iridophore preparations from ap mutantXenopus larvae revealed abnormalities in the morphology and size distribution of reflecting platelets; purine synthesis is normal. A pleiotropic effect of the ap gene on melanoblasts and iridoblasts is proposed.

Keywords

Purine Microscopic Study Pleiotropic Effect Light Microscopic Study Purine Synthesis 

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. J. MacMillan
    • 1
  • A. M. Gordon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Developmental BiologyUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenScotland

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