Adam Freedman is spearheading an effort to identify the genes responsible for anole dewlap color. He’s looking for information on the ontogeny of color in male green anoles, i.e., when the red first appears in a juvenile male. Here’s what he has to say: “In our ongoing work on the genetic basis of dewlap pigmentation, we are looking to investigate changes of gene expression as pigmentation emerges in juvenile male A. carolinensis. However, we do not have any information as to approximately how long after hatching red/pink pigment starts to be visible on the throat, even if perhaps the dewlap has yet to fully form. Does anyone have any information from following hatchlings that could inform our efforts?”
Can anyone help?