11/15/2017

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

Medaka Fish in Summer and Winter (from NIBB HP)
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. Collaborative Research Projects with Yoshimura Laboratory. For details, please refer to NIBB's website.

The article “Dynamic plasticity in phototransduction regulates seasonal changes in color perception” was published in Nature Communications.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-00432-8

Authors:

Tsuyoshi Shimmura, Tomoya Nakayama, Ai Shinomiya, Shoji Fukamachi, Masaki Yasugi, Eiji Watanabe, Takayuki Shimo, Takumi Senga, Toshiya Nishimura, Minoru Tanaka, Yasuhiro Kamei, Kiyoshi Naruse, Takashi Yoshimura