Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

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Name: Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Sonic Hedgehog, DICER, and the Problem With Naming Genes

Wait, why is there a Pokemon gene?Scientists are supposed to be systematic thinkers. But the names assigned to human genes don’t follow any system; they are an odd jumble of cryptic abbreviations, forced acronyms, and weird neologisms. Some gene names ... [Published Pacific Standard - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

How the Zebrafish Gets Its Stripes

The zebrafish, a small fresh water fish, owes its name to a striking pattern of blue stripes alternating with golden stripes. Three major pigment cell types, black cells, reflective silvery cells, and yellow cells emerge during growth in the skin of the ... [Published ALNMag.com - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

How the zebrafish gets its stripes

14:00, Biology/Cell & MicrobiologyThe zebrafish (Danio rerio) owes its name to a repeating pattern of blue stripes alternating with golden stripes. Credit: MPI f. Developmental Biology/ P. MalhawarThe zebrafish, a small fresh water fish, owes its name ... [Published PhysOrg.com - Aug 28 2014]

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The authors speculate that variations on these cell behaviours could be at play in generating the great diversity of colour patterns in fish. "these findings inform our way of thinking about colour pattern formation in other fish, but also in animals which are not accessible to direct observation during development such as peacocks, tigers and zebras" , says Nüsslein-Volhard

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