Regulation of Gene Expression in the Gordon-Kosswig Melanoma System

II. The Arrangement of Chromatophore Determining Loci and Regulating Elements in the Sex Chromosomes of Xiphophorin Fish, Platypoecilus maculatus and Platypoecilus variatus
  • A. Anders
  • F. Anders
  • K. Klinke
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The platyfish, Platypoecilus maculatus and Platypoecilus variatus, exhibit species-specific black spot patterns, the cells of which consist of macromelanophores. In addition these platyfish exhibit species-specific yellowish or reddish patterns consisting of pterinophores. Both macromelanophores and pterinophores (chromatophores) are determined by sex chromosome-linked loci. Up to now no other sex chromosome-linked markers are known.


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  • A. Anders
  • F. Anders
  • K. Klinke

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