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How Do Animals Dress Up Their Skin?
Journal of Japanese Cosmetic Science Society
It is known that the pattern present on the animal s skin is a kind of wave (Turing pattern) created by the interaction between pigment cells. Basically, the patterns of all species are made on the same principle, the difference of patterns by species depends on subtle differences in interaction. So, if you find a molecule responsible for its interaction and artificially change its function, it should be possible to change the pattern. Our research group has revealed the interaction betweendoi:10.11469/koshohin.42.157 fatcat:2pumpwz3rvfl5jjcisqezceqxy