Pigment patterns in adult fish show astonishing diversity, reflecting their likely roles in camouflage, kin- and mate-selection, and display. Adult pigment pattern formation has only been explored extensively in the zebrafish, Danio rerio, and here we summarize the experimental studies that help to define a myriad of cell–cell interactions that result in this pattern. We begin by summarizing zebrafish stripe morphology and the general process whereby the adult pattern forms. We then provide a detailed summary of the genetic, cell biology, and ablation studies that inform our knowledge of the biological bases for stripe formation.
|Title of host publication||Pigments, Pigment Cells and Pigment Patterns|
|Editors||Hisashi Hashimoto, Makoto Goda, Ryo Futuhashi, Robert N. Kelsh, Toyoko Akiyama|
|Publisher||Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd|
|Number of pages||46|
|ISBN (Print)||978-981-16-1489-7, 978-981-16-1492-7|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Jul 2021|