Fish pigment, fish genetics, Siamese Fighting Fish, Betta splendens
Evidence is provided for an undescribed mutation eliminating red pigment in Bettas. Genetic data suggest a recessive gene, symbolized "nr" (for non-red) is responsible. No evidence of linkage with the few previously described mutations in Bettas was found. Interaction with other color mutations provides an assortment of clearly distinguishable phenotypes.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Lucas, Gene A.
"A Mutation Limiting the Development of Red Pigment in Betta splendens, the Siamese Fighting Fish,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 79:
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol79/iss1/10