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Response to Comment on “Local reorganization of xanthophores fine-tunes and colors the striped pattern of zebrafish”

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Science  17 Apr 2015:
Vol. 348, Issue 6232, pp. 297
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa2804

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Abstract

Watanabe and Kondo question our conclusion that the current Turing-type model of color patterning in zebrafish requires modification. In addition to xanthophores and melanophores, iridophores are essential for stripe formation in the body, although not in the fins. A model of predictive value should accommodate the in vivo dynamics and interactions of all three chromatophore types in body stripe formation.

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