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Chromatophores MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Chromatophores
Tree Number(s)
A11.436.265
Unique ID
D002856
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002856
Annotation
do not confuse with chromophores (chemical groups imparting color to a cpd); BACTERIAL CHROMATOPHORES is available
Scope Note
The large pigment cells of fish, amphibia, reptiles and many invertebrates which actively disperse and aggregate their pigment granules. These cells include MELANOPHORES, erythrophores, xanthophores, leucophores and iridiophores. (In algae, chromatophores refer to CHLOROPLASTS. In phototrophic bacteria chromatophores refer to membranous organelles (BACTERIAL CHROMATOPHORES).)
NLM Classification #
QS 532.5.E7
See Also
Pigmentation
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2003/07/09
Chromatophores Preferred
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