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Carotenoid Pigments in a Mutant Cardinal: Implications for the Genetic and Enzymatic Control Mechanisms of Carotenoid Metabolism in Birds

Birds that use carotenoids to color their feathers must ultimately obtain these pigments from the diet, but they are also capable of metabolically transforming dietary carotenoids into alternate forms that they use as plumage colorants. The genetic and enzymatic control mechanisms underlying... Full description

1st Person: McGraw, Kevin J.
Additional Persons: Hill, Geoffrey E. verfasserin; Parker, Robert S. verfasserin
Source: in The condor : ornithological applications Vol. 105, No. 3 (2003), p. 587-592
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2003
Keywords: research-article
Cardinalis cardinalis
Carotenoids
Metabolism
Mutation
Northern Cardinal
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