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n. pl. platyfish or plat·y·fish·es
See platy2.
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(ˈplæt iˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several small, yellow-gray freshwater fishes of the genus Xiphophorus, esp. the Mexican X. variatus of which home aquarium varieties occur in a range of colors.
[see platy2, fish]
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Effect of dietary HUFA on reproductive performance, tissue fatty acid profile and desaturase and elongase mRNAs in female swordtail Xiphophorus helleri.
furzeri isoform X2 clustered into the PTGES2a like subgroup, while PTGES from Cynoglossus semilaevis isform X2, Xiphophorus maculates, C.
Frequencies of alternative mating strategies influence female mate preference in the swordtail Xiphophorus multilineatus.
Effect of frozen white worm (Enchytraeus sp .) on growth of platy (Xiphophorus maculatus Gunther , 1866), Turkish Journal of Aquatic Sciences, 71-75.
Maternal investment in the swordtail fish Xiphophorus multilineatus: support for the differential allocation hypothesis.
Helminth communities of Xiphophorus malinche (Pisces: Poeciliidae), endemic freshwater fish from the Panuco River, Hidalgo, Mexico.
Prevalence and histopathologic study of Lernaea cyprinacea in two species of ornamental fish (Poecilia latipinna and Xiphophorus helleri) in Kerman, South-East Iran.
Bjerregaard, "Concentration-dependent effects of nonylphenol on testis structure in adult platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus," Marine Environmental Research, vol.
With the improvements in next generation sequencing technologies in the past few years, many genome projects of aquaculture fishes have been reported, including Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) [1], Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) [2], rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) [3], Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) [4], half-smooth tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis) [5], platyfish (Xiphophorus maculatus) [6], common carp (Cyprinus carpio) [7], and channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) [8], and molecular markers of the shared genomic loci among individuals have been obtained for genotype-phenotype linkage analysis.
In this study, for the first time, effects of live food on platy (Xiphophorus maculatus Gunther, 1866), were investigated by using frozen white worm (Enchytraeus sp.).
tyrannus) and the eleven publically available fish genomes (Poecilia formosa, Amazon molly; Astyanax mexicanus, Mexican tetra; Gadus morhua, Atlantic cod; Takifugu rubripes, Japanese pufferfish; Oryzias latipes, medaka; Xiphophorus maculatus, southern platyfish; Lepisosteus oculatus, spotted gar; Gasterosteus aculeatus, stickleback; Tetraodon nigroviridis, green spotted pufferfish; Oreochromis niloticus, Nile tilapia; and Danio rerio, zebrafish) on Ensembl.