xanthophore


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xanthophore

[′zan·thə‚fȯr]
(cell and molecular biology)
A yellow chromatophore.
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Transformation of amphibian xanthophores into melanophores in clonal culture.
In leopard mutants, the yellow xanthophores reach out toward the black cells but don't chase them.
In terms of diagnostic color patterns, they have xanthophores associated with the trunk melanophores and a single erythrophore at the base of the caudal fin (Fig.
Orange colour in medaka is determined by the presence of pigmented structures known as xanthophores, and these are reduced in the grey fish carrying the mutant gene.