Connective-Tissue Pigment of the Centipede, Lithobius forficatus (L.)

@article{Needham1958ConnectiveTissuePO,
  title={Connective-Tissue Pigment of the Centipede, Lithobius forficatus (L.)},
  author={Arthur E. Needham},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1958},
  volume={181},
  pages={194-195}
}
THE connective-tissue pigment of the centipede Lithobius forficatus is violet in colour and occurs in abundant granules in the connective tissue cells1. Little is known of its nature and properties. On dissecting the animal2 it was noticed that the intensity of colour increased, implying that in vivo some of the pigment is in a colourless, reduced form. Interest in the pigment was renewed by the demonstration of a tissue-pigment with a redox colour change in the isopod Crustacea3. The pigment… 
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