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The Biology of Color

7 August 2017

Animals live in a colorful world, but we rarely stop to think about how this color is produced and perceived, or how it evolved.

Cuthill et al. review how color is used for social signals between individual animals and how it affects interactions with parasites, predators, and the physical environment. New approaches are elucidating aspects of animal coloration, from the requirements for complex cognition and perception mechanisms to the evolutionary dynamics surrounding its development and diversification.

Authours from the School of Biological Sciences: Innes Cuthill and Nicholas Roberts

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