Our paper published - Pigmentation variants and mutants of anemonefish

The normal color pattern of most anemonefishes comprises 0-3 vertical white bars with a black edge on an orange-to-red body. In this paper, we explore the diversity of pigmentation patterning variations of anemonefishes in the wild as well as in pet shop mutants. These color pattern variations are not only beautiful but also provide the opportunity to analyze the underlying genetic mechanisms. Future research will help to identify what biological processes might be affected by respective mutations leading to such interesting new color patterns and why.


By Marleen Klann(Date: July 05th, 2021)