Reconstruction of Microraptor and the evolution of iridescent plumage.

@article{Li2012ReconstructionOM,
  title={Reconstruction of Microraptor and the evolution of iridescent plumage.},
  author={Quanguo Li and Ke-Qin Gao and Qing-jin Meng and Julia A. Clarke and Matthew D. Shawkey and Liliana D'Alba and Rui Pei and Mick. Ellison and Mark A. Norell and Jakob Vinther},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={335 6073},
  pages={
          1215-9
        }
}
Iridescent feather colors involved in displays of many extant birds are produced by nanoscale arrays of melanin-containing organelles (melanosomes). Data relevant to the evolution of these colors and the properties of melanosomes involved in their generation have been limited. A data set sampling variables of extant avian melanosomes reveals that those forming most iridescent arrays are distinctly narrow. Quantitative comparison of these data with melanosome imprints densely sampled from a… CONTINUE READING

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