iridophore


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iridophore

[i′rid·ə‚fȯr]
(histology)
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A pairwise comparison test showed that mean durations were significantly higher in the most enduring components, such as clear, iridophore splotches, and bands (P < 0.
Changes in spectral rellexions from the iridophore of neon tetra.
Microscopic examination of skin tissue at these locations revealed the existence of a new type of iridophore.
2B), the translucence renders the squid cryptic, or camouflaged, and often the Dorsal iridophore splotches are expressed simultaneously.
Other areas on the squid that reflected partially linearly polarized light were the "Dorsal iridophore splotches" on the mantle, but this reflection had partial polarization of less then 0.
Iridophores contain reflecting platelets, mostly composed of guanine crystals, and are responsible for reflection of light.
Its bluish-pigmented cells, iridophores, reflect light through yellowish cells (xanthophores).
The body is almost solid yellow at 4 DPH, at which time eye pigmentation first appears and the iris iridophores reflect silver.
Chromatic expression is achieved by pigmented chromatophores, underlying reflective leucophores and iridophores, and polarizing elements (Mirow, 1972a, b; Messenger, 1974; Packard and Hochberg, 1977; Cloney and Brocco, 1983; Packard, 1988; Mathger and Hanlon, 2007).
Polarization reflecting iridophores in the arms of the squid Loligo pealeii.
Electron microscopy on the mantle of the giant clam with special reference to zooxanthellae and iridophores.
Two iridescent components, both thought to aid in crypsis, were also observed: Dorsal mantle collar iridophores and Dorsal mantle splotches; these are not illustrated but can be seen in color plates in Hanlon (1982).