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A Simple and Inexpensive Chemical Test for Behavioral Ecologists to Determine the Presence of Carotenoid Pigments in Animal Tissues

Animals use several different types of pigments to acquire their colorful ornaments. Knowing the types of pigments that generate animal colors often provides valuable information about the costs of developing bright coloration as well as the benefits of using these signals in social or sexual... Full description

1st Person: McGraw, Kevin J.
Additional Persons: Hudon, Jocelyn verfasserin; Hill, Geoffrey E. verfasserin; Parker, Robert S. verfasserin
Source: in Behavioral ecology and sociobiology Vol. 57, No. 4 (2005), p. 391-397
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2005
Keywords: research-article
Carotenoids
Coloration
Pigments
Sexual selection
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