The raccoon (Procyon lotor) on St. Catherines Island, Georgia. 3, Presence of carotenoids in blood. American Museum novitates ; no. 2649

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dc.contributor.author Hardin, Mary Ellen. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T17:03:56Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T17:03:56Z
dc.date.issued 1978 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3494
dc.description 10 p. : 1 ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 8-10). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Sixty-three blood samples were obtained by cardiac puncture from 53 raccoons from St. Catherines Island, Georgia, from January 20 to June 4, 1975 and from January 6 to 16, 1976. Blood was mixed with an equal volume of 10 percent aqueous trichloro-acetic acid to extract carotenoid pigments. The supernate was scanned with a Beckman double beam-grating spectrophotometer between wavelengths of 700 and 200 nm. Absorption maxima for carotenoids were adjusted and compared with the following independent variables: age, sex, and weight of the raccoons, season of the year during which blood was taken, and location of capture. All blood samples obtained from raccoons from St. Catherines Island contained carotenoids. None of the independent variables accounted for a significant amount of carotenoid variability. Further study of trace elements and environmental factors that may influence pelage color is warranted"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2649 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2649, 1978 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Raccoons -- Color -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Raccoons -- Variation -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Carotenoids. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Blood -- Analysis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Color -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Variation -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Raccoons -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Georgia -- Saint Catherines Island. en_US
dc.title The raccoon (Procyon lotor) on St. Catherines Island, Georgia. 3, Presence of carotenoids in blood. American Museum novitates ; no. 2649 en_US
dc.title.alternative Presence of carotenoids in blood en_US
dc.title.alternative Procyon lotor en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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