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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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As part of the ongoing pre-development work at San Albino, approximately 2,200 m of infill grade-control drilling has been completed in 69 diamond drill holes focused on the San Albino Zone within the West Pit.
Kazungu said a four-year-old albino boy had been missing since October 2018 from the village of Cendajuri near the Tanzanian border, but that he had "no hope" of finding him alive.Some experts believe the demand for albino body parts in Tanzania -- where such attacks are the most prevalent -- has fuelled such killings in border areas.
Steve was too far away to be able to see the squirrel's eye colour, with red eyes meaning the creature would be an albino, while black would mean it is a true white squirrel.
It's an albino hedgehog.' "I quickly got my phone out and zoomed in to take a few photos which sadly aren't the best quality.
Francis Masambuka, an albino activist, welcomed the project but stressed that it wasn't a cure-all solution to attacks on people with the condition, which causes a lack of skin pigmentation.
Albino's DNA was found at the victim's back pocket but he claimed to have paid the complainant for drugs earlier.
Aptly named Hope, the albino pinkbelly sideneck turtle was born with her heart outside her body, according to (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOptCUfJnmA) Caters (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOptCUfJnmA) New (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOptCUfJnmA) Agency . And even with her heart beating outside of her shell, the albino baby turtle has beaten the odds and survived.
Albinos, who lack pigment in skin, eyes and hair, are among groups targeted by assailants who kill them or chop off their limbs.
Chairman of the South Sudanese Youth Union, Dr Albino Bol, for his part, stressed that the Union is working to make use of the Sudanese youth experiences in management of projects , especially in field sof productive and erasing technological illiteracy projects.
Northumbria Police Tweeted: "Our front office were in for a shock today when a 6ft albino corn snake was handed in after being found slithering down an alley off Dean Street!