Structural colouration of mammalian skin: convergent evolution of coherently scattering dermal collagen arrays

@article{Prum2004StructuralCO,
  title={Structural colouration of mammalian skin: convergent evolution of coherently scattering dermal collagen arrays},
  author={R. Prum and R. Torres},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={207},
  pages={2157 - 2172}
}
  • R. Prum, R. Torres
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Experimental Biology
  • SUMMARY For more than a century, the blue structural colours of mammalian skin have been hypothesized to be produced by incoherent, Rayleigh or Tyndall scattering. We investigated the colour, anatomy, nanostructure and biophysics of structurally coloured skin from two species of primates – mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) and vervet monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) – and two species of marsupials – mouse opossum (Marmosa mexicana) and wooly opossum (Caluromys derbianus). We used two-dimensional (2-D… CONTINUE READING
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