Keratin homogeneity in the tail feathers of Pavo cristatus and Pavo cristatus mut. alba
- Publisher: Academic Press
Journal of Structural Biology,
(issn: 1047-8477, eissn: 1095-8657)
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....