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Unformatted text preview: does maximal production of melanin coloration require much energy or a good diet? Know what part of the carotenoid pigment that is responsible for producing color and what determines whether the color produced is yellow, orange, or red. Know the pathway of carotenoid acquisition, absorption, and deposition What are the five things that birds need for successful deposition of carotenoids? Carotenoid coloration may function as an honest signal in many ways – understand how a bird’s history and current condition can affect carotenoid-based coloration, and how depositing carotenoid coloration can affect and reflect aspects of avian health and condition. Know the nanostructural components of feathers with structural coloration and understand how structural coloration is produced. What is responsible for the iridescence of some structural colors?...
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- Spring '09
- melanin coloration, carotenoid coloration