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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Fish pigment, fish genetics, Siamese Fighting Fish, Betta splendens

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

April 1972

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

79

Issue

1

First Page

31

Last Page

33

Copyright

© Copyright 1972 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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