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Looking to the cases which I have collected of cross-bred animals closely resembling one parent, the resemblances seem chiefly confined to characters almost monstrous in their nature, and which have suddenly appeared--such as albinism, melanism, deficiency of tail or horns, or additional fingers and toes; and do not relate to characters which have been slowly acquired by selection.
Scientists say that this bird has a rare genetic condition known as melanism, which causes him to produce much more pigment melanin than his pink counterparts, resulting in his distinctive color.
In turn, research on melanism in seabirds has primarily focused on intraspecific patterns of plumage polymorphisms (Bretagnolle 1993, del Hoyo et al.
Melanism in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) is associated with a deletion of Phenylalanine-256 in the MC1R gene.
Melanism is an increased amount of black or nearly black pigmentation (Acevedo and Aguayo, 2008; McBride and Giordano, 2010; Marin-Vasquez et al.
Grant, "Allelic Melanism in American and British Peppered Moths, "Journal of Heredity 95:2 (2004), 97-102.
Ecology becomes central in the second and longest chapter, "A Green Machine," in which a cryptic discussion of the concept of an ecosystem precedes a treatment of standard ecological topics, including adaptation, industrial melanism, the Galapagos finches, niches, and food webs.
This single supergene also appears important in melanism in other species, including moths.
2008), aposematism (Brower 1958), industrial melanism (Kettlewell 1961), and mimicry (Jiggins et al.
Insularity and the evolution of melanism, sexual dichromaticsm and body size in the worldwide-distributed barn owl.
The effect of melanism and vitamin D synthesis on the incidence of autoimmune disease.