Molecular characteristics and site specific distribution of the pigment of the silky fowl.

  title={Molecular characteristics and site specific distribution of the pigment of the silky fowl.},
  author={Susumu Muroya and Ryosuke Tanabe and Ikuyo Nakajima and Koichi Chikuni},
  journal={The Journal of veterinary medical science},
  volume={62 4},
Silky fowl, a breed of chicken, is hyperpigmented in its various internal tissues. The pigment was extracted from various tissues of two strains of Silky fowl to determine its molecular structure and internal distribution. Analysis by infrared spectroscopy showed two spectrum patterns of the pigment in Silky fowl; one is from ovary and testis, the other is from periosteum and feather. The difference between the two spectra is possibly due to the sulfur contents of melanin. Especially, the… CONTINUE READING
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