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Keywords: pigment cells
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (5): 748–756.
Published: 1 March 2015
... receive ambient photic input but also respond to it. These specialised photosensitive pigment cells enable animals to adjust body coloration to fit environments, and play an important role in mate choice, camouflage and ultraviolet (UV) protection. However, the signalling pathway underlying chromatophore...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (22): 3999–4009.
Published: 15 October 2004
... peaks of ∼30% reflectance at 475 and 460 nm, respectively. These structural colours are produced by light scattering from closely packed arrays of spheres in the endoplasmic reticulum of box-shaped epidermal pigment cells underlying the cuticle. The observed reflectance spectra do not conform...