Cichlid Room Companion

TERM: Description of glossary term.


Kontext: Physiologie

guanine

A crystalline purine chetnical compound found in the inner layers of fish skin. There it
produces iridescent blues and greens called "structural" coloration. (Common in bird excrement, hence the word guano.)

Literatur

Barlow, George W.. 2002. "The Cichlid Fishes (Nature's Grand Experiment in Evolution)". Perseus Publishing. pp. 352 pp. ISBN: 9780738203768 (crc03927) (Kurzfassung)

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