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BioMed Central

Fish Go Mad for Ginger Gene

Caption: There may be plenty of fish in the sea but the medaka knows what it likes. A new study published in the open-access journal BMC Biology shows how a single gene mutation that turns Japanese Killifish a drab gray color renders them significantly less attractive to more colorful members of the opposite sex.

Credit: Shoji Fukamachi et al BMC Biology 2009

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