Melanophore differentiation in the periodic albino mutant of Xenopus laevis.

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Abstract

That embryonic ventral truck tissue might play a role in expression of the periodic albino mutant phenotype (ap/ap) in Xenopus laevis was suggested from the experiments of MacMillan (1980). In contrast, the present experiments, involving the culture of isolated regions of Xenopus embryos, have demonstrated that both mutant and wild-type melanoblasts differentiate independently of a ventral trunk factor. A similar conclusion, that mutant melanoblasts differentiate independently of a ventral trunk factor, is derived from observations on neural crest cultures, wherein melanization of neural crest cells in both wild-type and mutant cultures occurred in a manner consistent with their genotype.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalPigment cell research / sponsored by the European Society for Pigment Cell Research and the International Pigment Cell Society
Volume1
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Melanophores
Neural Crest
Xenopus laevis
albino
mutants
neural crest
Motor Vehicles
Xenopus
Trucks
Embryonic Structures
Experiments
Genotype
Tissue
Phenotype
melanization
trucks
embryo (animal)
phenotype
genotype
cells

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  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Developmental Biology

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