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Color Change

Post by nova707 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:02 am

Can anybody explain to me the process in which an animal changes its color either completely or just a shade?

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Post by JackBean » Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:46 pm

There are plenty mechanisms, at least pick some order...
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Post by kolean » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:34 pm

Most will be by a signaling mechanism. Mutations can also cause color changes, but those are permanent and not part of the normal function. Then again, transposons could cause changes that are part of the normal function of the animal. Mmmmmm. . . . yes, try to be more specific. Give an example.

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Post by jwalin » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:56 am

how does a chaemilion change its color?
as in what happens?
i mean okay there has to be some signalling processess but then what do they trigger and how are these signals thamselves triggered?
it isn't what you do that matters but it is how you do it

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Post by JackBean » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:31 pm

http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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Post by jwalin » Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:35 pm

that was helpful.
but then how
i got it

oh that was easy
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Re: Color Change

Post by Segundo » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:41 pm

I believe cephalopods change colour by expanding and contracting vesicles (sacks) containing coloured fluid.

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Post by mith » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:35 pm

I think they're chromophore
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Re: Color Change

Post by MischelS » Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:11 am

Yes there are many animal but some of animal of reptile family have nature to change there body colors.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chameleon#Change_of_color
I am also sending the link,i hope its helpful for you.

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