animal fins


Summary: Membranous appendage of fish and other aquatic organisms used for locomotion or balance.

Top Publications

  1. O Quin C, Drilea A, Conte M, Kocher T. Mapping of pigmentation QTL on an anchored genome assembly of the cichlid fish, Metriaclima zebra. BMC Genomics. 2013;14:287 pubmed publisher
    ..We expect that further work on these intervals will identify new genes involved in pigment cell development in natural populations. ..
  2. Ferrón H. Regional endothermy as a trigger for gigantism in some extinct macropredatory sharks. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0185185 pubmed publisher
  3. Qin Y, Li X, Xiang Y, Wu D, Bai L, Li Z, et al. Toxic effects of glyphosate on diploid and triploid fin cell lines from Misgurnus anguillicaudatus. Chemosphere. 2017;180:356-364 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that glyphosate in the range of tested concentrations represent a potential risk to loach through inhibiting proliferation of diploid and triploid cell lines and induces micronuclei and apoptosis. ..
  4. Nangia N, Bale R, Chen N, Hanna Y, Patankar N. Optimal specific wavelength for maximum thrust production in undulatory propulsion. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0179727 pubmed publisher
    ..The adherence to an optimal value of specific wavelength in most natural hydrodynamic propulsors gives rise to empirical design criteria for man-made propulsors. ..
  5. Pavlov V, Rosental B, Hansen N, Beers J, Parish G, Rowbotham I, et al. Hydraulic control of tuna fins: A role for the lymphatic system in vertebrate locomotion. Science. 2017;357:310-314 pubmed publisher
    ..This specialization of the lymphatic system is associated with fish in the family Scombridae and may have evolved in response to the demand for swimming and maneuvering control in these high-performance species. ..
  6. Tornini V, Thompson J, Allen R, Poss K. Live fate-mapping of joint-associated fibroblasts visualizes expansion of cell contributions during zebrafish fin regeneration. Development. 2017;144:2889-2895 pubmed publisher
    ..Our experiments visualize and quantify how incorporation into an appendage blastema broadens the progeny contributions of a cellular subpopulation that normally has proximodistal restrictions. ..
  7. Dupret B, Volkel P, Vennin C, Toillon R, Le Bourhis X, Angrand P. The histone lysine methyltransferase Ezh2 is required for maintenance of the intestine integrity and for caudal fin regeneration in zebrafish. Biochim Biophys Acta Gene Regul Mech. 2017;1860:1079-1093 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, ezh2-deficient mutants fail to properly regenerate their spinal cord after caudal fin transection suggesting that Ezh2 and H3K27me3 methylation might also be involved in the process of regeneration in zebrafish. ..
  8. Binning S, Roche D. Water flow and fin shape polymorphism in coral reef fishes. Ecology. 2015;96:828-39 pubmed
    ..The close links between fin shape polymorphism and local water flow conditions appear to be important for understanding species' distributions as well as patterns of diversification across environmental gradients. ..
  9. Cardeñosa D, Fields A, Abercrombie D, Feldheim K, Shea S, Chapman D. A multiplex PCR mini-barcode assay to identify processed shark products in the global trade. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0185368 pubmed publisher
    ..This is a straightforward and reliable identification method for data collection and enforcement of regulations implemented for certain species at all governance levels. ..

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  1. Hasegawa T, Hall C, Crosier P, Abe G, Kawakami K, Kudo A, et al. Transient inflammatory response mediated by interleukin-1? is required for proper regeneration in zebrafish fin fold. elife. 2017;6: pubmed publisher
    ..Our study reveals that proper levels of Il1b signaling and tissue inflammation, which are tuned by macrophages, play a crucial role in tissue regeneration. ..
  2. Andrade M, Machado V, Jegu M, Farias I, Giarrizzo T. A new species of Tometes Valenciennes 1850 (Characiformes: Serrasalmidae) from Tocantins-Araguaia River Basin based on integrative analysis of molecular and morphological data. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0170053 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings increase the number of formally described species of Tometes to seven. A key to the Tometes species is provided. ..
  3. Shih A, Mendelson L, Techet A. Archer fish jumping prey capture: kinematics and hydrodynamics. J Exp Biol. 2017;220:1411-1422 pubmed publisher
    ..During jump initiation, these fins were used to produce as much vertical acceleration as possible given the spatial constraint of starting directly at the water's surface to aim. ..
  4. Jelcic M, Enyedi B, Xavier J, Niethammer P. Image-Based Measurement of H2O2 Reaction-Diffusion in Wounded Zebrafish Larvae. Biophys J. 2017;112:2011-2018 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, Duox-mediated long-range signaling may require other spatial relay mechanisms besides extracellular H2O2 diffusion. ..
  5. Eskova A, Chauvigné F, Maischein H, Ammelburg M, Cerdà J, NUSSLEIN VOLHARD C, et al. Gain-of-function mutations in Aqp3a influence zebrafish pigment pattern formation through the tissue environment. Development. 2017;144:2059-2069 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate an important effect of the tissue environment on pigment cell behaviour and, thereby, on pattern formation. ..
  6. Kara N, Wei C, Commanday A, Patton J. miR-27 regulates chondrogenesis by suppressing focal adhesion kinase during pharyngeal arch development. Dev Biol. 2017;429:321-334 pubmed publisher
    ..These data support a crucial role for miR-27 in promoting chondrogenic differentiation in the pharyngeal arches through regulation of FAK. ..
  7. Lalonde R, Akimenko M. Effects of fin fold mesenchyme ablation on fin development in zebrafish. PLoS ONE. 2018;13:e0192500 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, due to their fate as fin ray osteoblasts, we propose their initial ablation, and subsequent disorganization produces truncated fin dermal bone elements during late larval stages. ..
  8. Minchin J, Rawls J. A classification system for zebrafish adipose tissues. Dis Model Mech. 2017;10:797-809 pubmed publisher
    ..Altogether, this resource provides foundational information on the identity, dynamics and expected quantities of zebrafish ATs for use as a reference for future studies. ..
  9. Killen S, Glazier D, Rezende E, Clark T, Atkinson D, Willener A, et al. Ecological Influences and Morphological Correlates of Resting and Maximal Metabolic Rates across Teleost Fish Species. Am Nat. 2016;187:592-606 pubmed publisher
    ..These results support the aerobic capacity model of the evolution of endothermy, suggesting elevated body temperatures evolved as correlated responses to selection for high activity levels. ..
  10. Faircloth B, Sorenson L, Santini F, Alfaro M. A Phylogenomic Perspective on the Radiation of Ray-Finned Fishes Based upon Targeted Sequencing of Ultraconserved Elements (UCEs). PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e65923 pubmed publisher
    ..Our approach additionally reveals that sequence capture of UCE regions and their flanking sequence offers enormous potential for resolving phylogenetic relationships within ray-finned fishes. ..