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Pigments and Pterins in the Skin of the Green Mamba, Dendroaspis viridis

Naturevolume 180page1371 (1957) | Download Citation

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IT has previously been reported that the skins of the green snakes Philothamnus semivariegatus and Dispholidus typus contain riboflavin, isoxanthopterin and 2-amino-4-hydroxpteridine-6-carboxylic acid1,2. D. typus also contains 2-amino-4-hydroxypteridine2 and an unknown yellow pigment1.

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  1. 1

    Blair, J. A., and Graham, J., Biochem. J., 56, 286 (1954).

  2. 2

    Blair, J. A., and Graham, J., Chem. and Ind., 1158 (1955).

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  1. University College of Ghana, Achimota, Ghana, West Africa

    • J. A. BLAIR

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