melanophore


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melanophore

[mə′lan·ə‚fȯr]
(histology)
A type of chromatophore containing melanin.
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Several small stellate melanophores were present on the dorsal surface of the gut.
Outstanding features at this size included 2-9 ventrolateral melanophores in a series along the digestive tract level with the pectoral fins, and isthmus pigment was separated into two spots in many individuals.
Settlement-stage larvae, from 23-50 DPH, have brown body pigmentation, and scattered melanophores on the frontal, nape and operculum.
Dorsal pigmentation consists of 19-22 melanophore pairs in longitudinal rows between the head and dorsal fin origin (Fig.
43 mm BL), all specimens had the melanophore pattern of preflexion larvae (Fig.
2] = pelvic fin; Pr An sp = preopercular angle spine; avm = anterior visceral mass; pav = postanal ventral melanophore series; nv = not visible in published illustrations; ?
4-mm specimen had one small melanophore each at the bases of anal-fin rays 2 and 3.
To explore the biological action of SL in hepatocytes, we produced and purified recombinant tilapia SL protein which could induce pigment aggregation in tilapia melanophores.
3A-D); whereas treatment with acetylcholine, which induces the aggregation of melanosomes in the melanophores of some fish species belonging to the family Siluridae (order Siluri-formes) (15, 16), did not affect the chromatophores (data not shown).
The Non-identity of the Neurohumours for the Melanophores and Xanthophores of Fundulus.
japonicus, the characters of body shape, abdomen, carapace, first and second antenna, first and second maxillae, thorax segments, respiratory area, and swimming leg structure show a significant convergent between male and female in morphology with the exception of the total body size, second swimming leg structure, position and structure of the copulatory accessories, number and structure of overlapping sclerites of sucking disk rim, as well as melanophores patches of male (Fig.