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

Nature volume 180, page 1371 (14 December 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. University College of Ghana, Achimota, Ghana, West Africa.

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