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Seasonality of carotenoid-based plumage coloration: Modelling wavelength-specific change through spectral reconstruction

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Plumage coloration has provided important model systems for research on signal expression. Whilst it had previously been assumed that moulting provided the only mechanism to change plumage coloration, recent studies have shown plumage colours to be seasonally dynamic, with implications both for the quantification of expression and for any signalling role. However, the mechanistic processes underlying such change remain uncertain. Here, we describe within-moult shifts in expression of a carote...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of Avian Biology
Volume:
43
Issue:
3
Pages:
234-243
Publication date:
2012-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1600-048X
ISSN:
0908-8857
URN:
uuid:ec97d2f7-8e2f-414b-a084-dab4283d6a0e
Source identifiers:
341622
Local pid:
pubs:341622
Language:
English

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