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albino

(ălbī`nō) [Port.,=white], animal or plant lacking normal pigmentation. The absence of pigment is observed in the body covering (skin, hair, and feathers) and in the iris of the eye. The blood vessels of the retina show through the iris, giving it a pink or reddish color, and the eyes are highly sensitive to light. Albinism is inherited as a Mendelian recessive character (see MendelMendel, Gregor Johann
, 1822–84, Austrian monk noted for his experimental work on heredity. He entered the Augustinian monastery in Brno in 1843, taught at a local secondary school, and carried out independent scientific investigations on garden peas and other plants until
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; geneticsgenetics,
scientific study of the mechanism of heredity. While Gregor Mendel first presented his findings on the statistical laws governing the transmission of certain traits from generation to generation in 1856, it was not until the discovery and detailed study of the
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) in humans and other animals. Through experimental breeding, races of albinos have been established among some domestic animals, e.g., mice, rabbits, pigeons, and chickens. Albino animals are sometimes held sacred, for example, white elephants in Thailand and white cattle in India. The presence of an excess of black pigment is called melanism.

albino

[al′bī·nō]
(biology)
A human or animal with a congenital deficiency of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes.
(botany)
An abnormal plant with colorless chromatophores.

albino

1. a person with congenital absence of pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair
2. any animal or plant that is deficient in pigment
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People need to realise that melanin absence in PLWA did not alter the essential humanity of albinos rather it made them special.
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Albino United FC was launched to show the world that albinos are like everyone else and they wanted to spread the message by example.
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In his new role, Albino will be responsible for leading Invest's compliance team and overseeing the company's adherence to state and federal regulations.
The shop's caretaker, Sayeed Manzoor, who got the crow from his hometown Bengaluru, India, said albino ravens are among the rarest birds known.
I'm a Slave 4 U', song featured a number of exotic animals, including a white tiger and a live albino Burmese Python on singer's shoulders.
19) and ALAT (p = 076) had higher values in CGP 55845 treated female albino mice than control group while ASAT (p = 0.
A 1965 review of albinism in the journal Bird Banding found that only 1 of 7 albino birds were complete albinos.
Albino alligators are the rarest among their cold-blooded relatives and are only found in the USA's southeastern areas, such as Florida and Louisiana and in China.
After many months of research and careful consideration, The Lost Chambers Aquarium team decided to add these two rare albino alligators having received them from a farm in Florida.