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Colorful Songbirds Metabolize Carotenoids at the Integument

For decades, carotenoids have attracted attention for their roles as vitamin-A precursors, antioxidants, and immunostimulants, but we still understand very little about the metabolic processes that accompany these compounds. Animals like birds use carotenoids to color their feathers and bare... Full description

1st Person: McGraw, Kevin J.
Source: in Journal of Avian Biology Vol. 35, No. 6 (2004), p. 471-476
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2004
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