Egg carotenoids in passerine birds introduced to New Zealand: relations to ecological factors, integument coloration and phylogeny


Cassey P., Ewen J., Boulton R., Blackburn T., Moller A., Biard C., ...Daha Fazla

FUNCTIONAL ECOLOGY, cilt.19, ss.719-726, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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1. Carotenoids are a diverse group of organic compounds that function as important antioxidants and immunostimulants and are of particular importance to developing embryos and young birds. In addition, they constitute the majority of yellow to red hues in the integumentary pigments of birds.