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Achromotricia in Iron-deficient Rats

Nature volume 204, pages 582583 (07 November 1964) | Download Citation

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IN the course of an examination of iron deficiency in rats, we noticed that the deficient animals became grey. There was variation among individuals in the time of onset and the severity of greying; but it was apparent in all test animals compared to controls (Fig. 1). Usually a change in colour of fur could be seen about four weeks after weanling animals had been placed on the deficient diet, and by eight weeks greying was pronounced.

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  1. Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of California, Berkeley.

    • RUTH P. CUSACK
    •  & W. DUANE BBOWN

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