Reptiles produce pheomelanin : evidence in the Eastern Hermann's tortoise (Eurotestudo boettgeri)

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Reptiles produce pheomelanin : evidence in the Eastern Hermann's tortoise (Eurotestudo boettgeri)
Périodique
Journal of Herpetology
Auteur(s)
Roulin A., Mafli A., Wakamatsu K.
ISSN
0022-1511
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
47
Numéro
2
Pages
258-261
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Reptiles, supposedly, do not produce pheomelanin pigments. Because this claim is based on rather weak evidence, we measured the shell pheomelanin content in the Hermann's Tortoise (Eurotestudo boettgeri). In contrast to expectation, we detected a substantial amount of this pigment. Given the recent interest in the adaptive function of melanin-based color traits, our study opens new avenues of research in reptiles.
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
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30/10/2012 8:32
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