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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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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.
Bjerregaard, "Concentration-dependent effects of nonylphenol on testis structure in adult platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus," Marine Environmental Research, vol.
In teleost, we identified either single copy of MGST2 gene (such as common carp, zebrafish and platyfish, etc) or absent (such as stickleback, medaka and pufferfish, etc), which suggested that MGST2 gene was lost in some teleost genomes completely, but still retained one copy in Cyprinids such as carp and zebrafish.
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.
The variable platyfish (Xiphophorus variatus) is endemic to the Gulf of Mexico drainages of southern Tamaulipas to northern Veracruz, Mexico (Miller et al., 2005).
Kitano et al., "Molecular cloning and characterization of DMRT genes from the medaka Oryzias latipes and the platyfish Xiphophorus maculatus," Gene, vol.
In the case of teleosts, it was reported in the 1960s that the erytnro-phores of Xiphophorine fish, such as the swordtail (Xiphopho-rus helleri) and platyfish (X.
Fish species examined in this study were: "southern platyfish" Xiphophorus maculatus (n = 35), "goldfish" Carassius auratus (n = 31), "guppy" Poecilia reticulata (n = 20), "sailfin molly" Poecilia latipinna (n = 6), "beta" Betta splendens (n = 2) and "spotted headstander" Chilodus punctatus (n = 1).
Other close relatives, swordtails and platyfish of the genus Xiphophorus, however, are known to be mostly omnivorous with an emphasis on herbivory (e.g., Maddern et al.
A sex-linked gene controlling the onset of sexual maturity in female and male platyfish (Xiphophoursmaculatus), fecundity in females and adult size in males.