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Discovery of dynamic seasonal changes in color perception ~The small fish "medaka" shows large differences in color perception in summer and winter~

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  • 2017/09/05

Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM)

Prof. Takashi Yoshimura

Biologists at the National Institute for Technology and ITbM, Nagoya University have discovered that Japanese medaka fish show a difference in color perception according to the season.

Biologists at the National Institute for Technology and ITbM, Nagoya University have discovered that Japanese medaka fish show a difference in color perception according to the season. The results of this study are reported in Nature Communications.

In many areas, the environment fluctuates greatly depending on the season, and animals living in those areas must adapt to the changing environment. A research group from the National Institute for Basic Biology and Nagoya University in Japan found that color perception of Medaka, a small fish inhabiting rice fields and streams, varies greatly according to seasonal changes......>>read more on the ITbM website

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