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Structural colour

structural colour

A colour created by an optical effect (e.g., via interference, refraction, or diffraction). Many naturally occurring blues fall in this class.

Compare: natural pigment.

Synonym: schemochromes.


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eye are window to your health?

... diseases can be detected by looking inside the eye but how exactly?? Structural changes within the eye, such as the veins, colour changes?? any suggestions?

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by Crystal25
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: eye are window to your health?
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Views: 4197

Evolution - Natural Selection FLAWED?

... in the blood, is damaged as a result of mutation, and undergoes a structural change. As a result of this, the hemoglobin molecule's ability ... are often surprisingly diverse. In the house mouse, nearly every coat-colour gene has some effect on body size. Out of seventeen x-ray induced ...

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by Thermopylae
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution - Natural Selection FLAWED?
Replies: 9
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chromosomes & genes

... (see genotype-phenotype distinction). A chromosome (in Greek chroma = colour and soma = body) is, minimally, a very long, continuous piece of DNA, ... structure inside the nucleus, where it wraps around histones (structural proteins, Fig. 1), and where this composite material is called ...

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by b_d_41501
Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:09 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: chromosomes & genes
Replies: 4
Views: 4760


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