News tagged with pigmentation

Zebrafish stripped of stripes

Within weeks of publishing surprising new insights about how zebrafish get their stripes, the same University of Washington group is now able to explain how to "erase" them.

dateNov 06, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Green light for clever algae

Phytoplankton not only constitutes the foundation of the food chain in the oceans, it also fixes carbon through photosynthesis and generates oxygen with the help of solar energy. A considerable part of phytoplankton is made ...

dateSep 26, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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How the zebrafish gets its stripes

The zebrafish, a small fresh water fish, owes its name to a striking pattern of blue stripes alternating with golden stripes. Three major pigment cell types, black cells, reflective silvery cells, and yellow cells emerge ...

dateAug 28, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Why white dogs are white

(Phys.org) —About half of all dogs show some form of white spotting which can range from a few white marks in the Bernese mountain dog to extreme white coat color in Dalmatians and white boxer. But why have dogs so often ...

dateAug 13, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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