On partial melanism associated with parathyroid enlargement in pigeons

Hollander, Willard Fisher, Riddle, Oscar (September 1945) On partial melanism associated with parathyroid enlargement in pigeons. The American Naturalist, 79 (784). pp. 456-463.

URL: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/...


Five cases of non-genetic partial melanism were observed in adult female domestic pigeons. One similar case was observed in an old male hybrid (Zenaida x Zenaidura) dove after it became unable to fly. Two physiological conditions, slight exposure to sunlight and enlargement of the parathyroids, were known to be associated with all of these six cases of melanism.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organism description > animal > bird
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > organelles, types and functions
CSHL Authors:
Communities: The Carnegie Institution Department of Genetics
Depositing User: Elizabeth Pessala
Date: September 1945
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2018 16:16
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 16:16
URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/36443

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