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dc.contributor.author Khoo, Gideon en_US
dc.contributor.author Lim, Tit Meng en_US
dc.contributor.author Phang, Violet P.E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-15T23:32:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-15T23:32:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0792-156X en_US
dc.identifier.other IJA_64.2012.775
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/31821
dc.description.abstract The ultrastructural morphology of brightly colored pigment cells (chromatophores) of Siamese fighting fish, Betta splendens, was investigated by transmission electron microscopy. The major pigment cells in the epidermis and dermis of the red and golden strains were erythrophores and xanthophores, respectively. Specific combinations of these chromatophores formed the basis of pigmentation patterns in both strains. The ultrastructure of the erythrophores was characterized by ellipsoidal electron-lucent vesicles that had limiting membranes and inner lamellae. The latter appeared whorl-like due to a concentric arrangement of parallel membranes. The xanthophores contained small and large cytoplasmic vesicles that appeared hollow and electron-lucent, with some vesicles displaying slightly electron dense particles. Sections of some large vesicles also revealed a very thin membrane enveloping these droplet-like vesicles. en_US
dc.format.extent 7 pages en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh en_US
dc.subject ultrastructure en_US
dc.subject morphology en_US
dc.subject erythrophores en_US
dc.subject xanthophores en_US
dc.subject Betta splendens en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Israel. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture. en_US
dc.title Ultrastructure of Erythrophores and Xanthophores of the Siamese Fighting Fish, Betta splendens en_US

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