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Leucophores / Genetics

Leucophores are flattened, elongate, reflective cells found in the skin of many shallow-water octopods, some cuttlefish and the squid Sepioteuthis (Hanlon and Messenger, 1996). According to Cloney and Brocco (1983) each cell body of a leucophore contains a nucleus, scattered … Continue reading

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Reflections on ‘Russian Base Body Colors’ theory

Genotypes with full or reduced synthesis of given color are build of four parts: MM – means full synthesis of melanine (black) GG – means full synthesis of guanine (reflective/blue) EE – means full synthesis of astaxanthin and others carotenoids … Continue reading

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