xanthophore


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xanthophore

[′zan·thə‚fȯr]
(cell and molecular biology)
A yellow chromatophore.
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A previous genomic study on a limited taxon sampling indicated that isoforms of the gene, GTP cyclohyrdolase (GCH), might be involved in xanthophore loss in mammals and birds.
Transformation of amphibian xanthophores into melanophores in clonal culture.J.
Yellow pigment cells called xanthophores reach out toward black pigment cells called melanophores.
Complete albinism is expressed as a lack of integumentary and retinal melanin, however, true albinos can exhibit integumentary coloration due to the other types of chromatophores: xanthophores and iridophores (CLARK, 2002).
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.