Dear Fabio,

At 10:33 PM 1/25/2001 -1000, you wrote:
>   Dear malacologists,
>What are the latest theories on shell color function? How are pigments
deposited in the shell matrix? How and what biochemical pathways interfere
with pigment deposition?

>Fabio Moretzsohn PhD Candidate
>Department of Zoology University of Hawaii 2538 The Mall
>Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Check Hans Meinhardt's "The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells"
(Springer-Verlag, ISBN 3-540-5742-0) for models of biochemical pathways and
observations on pigment deposition processes in mollusks.

Um abraço,


José H. Leal, Ph.D., Director
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
Editor, The Nautilus
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