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Carotenoids, Immunity, and Integumentary Coloration in Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) (Carotenoides, Inmunidad y Coloración Integumentaria en Gallus gallus)

There is widespread interest in the roles that carotenoids play as yolk and shank pigments, antioxidants, and immune-system regulators in chickens, but nothing is known of such functions in the wild ancestors of chickens-the Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus). We manipulated carotenoid access in the... Full description

1st Person: McGraw, Kevin J.
Additional Persons: Klasing, Kirk C. verfasserin
Source: in The auk: ornithological advances : international journal of the American Ornithologists' Union Vol. 123, No. 4 (2006), p. 1161-1171
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2006
Keywords: research-article
Carotenoid pigmentation
Chickens
Diet
Gallus gallus
Immunocompetence
Red Junglefowl
Sexual selection
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