Mutations affecting pigmentation and shape of the adult zebrafish.
P Haffter, J Odenthal, MC Mullins, S Lin, MJ Farrell, E Vogelsang, F Haas, M Brand, FJ van Eeden, M Furutani-Seiki, M Granato, M Hammerschmidt, CP Heisenberg, YJ Jiang, DA Kane, RN Kelsh, N Hopkins, C Nüsslein-Volhard
Development Genes and Evolution | Published : 1996
Mutations causing a visible phenotype in the adult serve as valuable visible genetic markers in multicellular genetic model organisms such as Drosophila melanogaster, Caenorhabditis elegans and Arabidopsis thaliana. In a large scale screen for mutations affecting early development of the zebrafish, we identified a number of mutations that are homozygous viable or semiviable. Here we describe viable mutations which produce visible phenotypes in the adult fish. These predominantly affect the fins and pigmentation, but also the eyes and body length of the adult. A number of dominant mutations caused visible phenotypes in the adult fish. Mutations in three genes, long fin, another long fin and w..View full abstract