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Regulation of eye and jaw colouration in three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus

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Franco-Belussi, L. [1, 2] ; De Oliveira, C. [1] ; Skoeld, H. N. [3, 2, 4]
Número total de Autores: 3
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[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Dept Biol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Gothenburg, Sven Loven Ctr Marine Sci Kristineberg, Fiskebackskil - Sweden
[3] Gothenburg Global Biodivers Ctr, Box 461, SE-40530 Gothenburg - Sweden
[4] Havets Hus Lysekil, Strandvagen 9, S-45330 Lysekil - Sweden
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Fish Biology; v. 92, n. 6, p. 1788-1804, JUN 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 0

Fish can change their skin and eye colour for background matching and signalling. Males of Gasterosteus aculeatus develop ornamental blue eyes and a red jaw during the reproductive season, colours that are further enhanced during courtship. Here, the effects of different hormones on physiological colour changes in the eyes and jaws of male and female G. aculeatus were investigated in vitro. In an in vivo experiment, G. aculeatus were injected with a receptor blocker of a pivotal hormone (noradrenaline) that controls colour change. In males, noradrenaline had aggregating effects on melanophore and erythrophore pigments resulting in blue eyes and a pale jaw, whereas melanocyte-concentrating hormone (MCH) and melatonin resulted in a pale jaw only. When noradrenalin was combined with melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH) or prolactin, the jaw became red, while the eyes remained blue. In vivo injection of yohimbine, an alpha-2 adrenoreceptor blocker, resulted in dispersion of melanophore pigment in the eyes and inhibited the blue colouration. Altogether, the data suggest that noradrenalin has a pivotal role in the short-term enhancement of the ornamental colouration of male G. aculeatus, potentially together with MSH or prolactin. This study also found a sex difference in the response to MCH, prolactin and melatonin, which may result from different appearance strategies in males, versus the more cryptic females. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/00946-4 - Pigmentação visceral em animais ectotérmicos: imunidade inata e defesa contra UV
Beneficiário:Lilian Franco Belussi
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado