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Anatomical and physiological adaptations in Antarctic fishes
Entry ID: K022_1988_1989_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Dermal and epidermal chromatophore tissue of two species of fishes (Pagothenia borchgrevinki and Trematomus bernacchii) were prepared for light and transmission electron microscopy. Some specimens of P. borchgrevinki melanophores were treated with tannic acid and prepared for immunofluorescence microscopy in order to study microtubule organization. The effects of dark/light, ionic solutions and ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

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LABORATORY Ancillary Description
Quality Most of the specimens were fixed, cut, examined under the light and/or transmission electron microscope and therefore no longer available. A few collected specimens are with the investigator at Jacobs University. In addition, lots of photographs (electron micrographs of eyes and other tissues of Antarctic fishes and crustaceans) are in his collection and a few until now uncut blocs of embedded tissue samples are also still available.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +49 421 200 3242
Fax: +49 421 2000 4333
Email: b.meyer-rochow at jacobs-university.de
Contact Address:
Jacobs University
Faculty of Engineering and Sciences
PO BOX 750561
D-28725
City: Bremen
Country: Germany
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Publications/References
Meyer-Rochow, V.B. A case of abnormal eye enlargement in the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki (Pisces, Teleostei, Nototheniidae).New Zealand Antarctic record 10(3): 28-31, 1990.

Meyer-Rochow, V.B. Morita, Y. Tamotsu, S. Immunocytochemical observations of the pineal organ and retina of the Antarctic teleosts Pagothenia borchgrevinki and Trematomus bernacchii. Journal of neurocytology 28(2): 125-130, 1999.

Obika, M., Meyer-Rochow, V.B. 1990. Dermal and epidermal chromatophores of the Antarctic teleost Trematomus bernacchii. Pigment cell research 3(1): 33-37.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-13

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