Homann, Peter H. Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
- Structural colors
- Role of pigments
- Chemical classes of pigments
- Pigment disposition
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
A property of biological materials that imparts coloration. Hence, pigmentation determines the quantity and quality of reflected visible light. The characteristics of light returning from living matter are a function of its chemical and physical properties and, therefore, not only are due to pigments proper but can be of structural origin as well.
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