Keratin homogeneity in the tail feathers of Pavo cristatus and Pavo cristatus mut. alba

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Pabisch, S. ; Puchegger, S. ; Kirchner, H.O.K. ; Weiss, I.M. ; Peterlik, H. (2010)
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Journal: Journal of Structural Biology, volume 172, issue 3-13, pages 270-275 (issn: 1047-8477, eissn: 1095-8657)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC2977532, doi: 10.1016/j.jsb.2010.07.003
  • Subject: X-ray diffraction | Structural Biology | Peacock feather | Beta-keratin | Article | Structure
    mesheuropmc: animal structures

The keratin structure in the cortex of peacocks’ feathers is studied by X-ray diffraction along the feather, from the calamus to the tip. It changes considerably over the first 5 cm close to the calamus and remains constant for about 1 m along the length of the feather.... View more
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