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  • T. Laaksonen
  • J.J. Negro
  • S. Lyytinen
  • J. Valkama
  • I. Ots
  • E. Korpimäki
Animals use carotenoid-pigments for coloration, as antioxidants and as enhancers of the immune system. Carotenoid-dependent colours can thus signal individual quality and carotenoids have also been suggested to mediate life-history trade-offs.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2374
JournalPLoS One
Volume3
Issue number6
DOI
StatePublished - 2008

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