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Note on Winter Whitening in Mammals

Nature volume 85, pages 4243 (10 November 1910) | Download Citation

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I HAVE just seen a letter in NATURE of March 24 by Miss I. B. J. Sollas, in which, commenting on Mr. Mudge's observations, it is suggested that the yellow body produced artificially by Mr. Mudge in the fur of the albino rat is a substance similar to the yellow pigment of the stoat's winter coat, and therefore probably represents a stage in the reduction of the pigment to the condition in which it exists in the white hairs.

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  1. Kilmanock House, Campile, Co. Wexford, Ireland, November 3.

    • G. E. H. BARRETT-HAMILTON

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