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Local reorganization of xanthophores fine-tunes and colors the striped pattern of zebrafish

Prateek Mahalwar, Brigitte Walderich, Ajeet Pratap Singh, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

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Movie S1
Dorso-lateral migration of larval xanthophores. Time-lapse imaging of
Tg(fms:Gal4.VP16); Tg(UAS:E1b:nfsB.mCherry) with a time interval of every 10
minutes for 14 hours. mCherry positive cells appear at the dorsal side of the embryo at ~
24-27 hpf. They migrate dorso-laterally and mature into xanthophores in the skin. Two
mCherry labelled cells are digitally marked with blue and green dot to follow them over
time. After reaching the skin larval xanthophores show limited movement but exhibit
extensively dynamic filopodial extensions. Neighbouring xanthophores frequently
contact each other with their dynamic filopodia suggesting that the xanthophores
communicate with each other even after covering the larval skin.