Principles of chameleon and other animals’ color-changing

Kristýna Šebková


volume: 27
year: 2018
issue: 2
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online publishing date: 15/6/2018
DOI: 10.14712/25337556.2018.2.3
ISSN (Online): 2533-7556

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Animal color change is a remarkable phenomenon that is passed on in genes from generation to generation. Generally, it is used to mask predators, communicate, or express mood. Different animals can change color in a few milliseconds to hours and everything is controlled by the hormonal or nervous system. The most significant cells for coloring are chromophores, melanophores, or leucophores. The most perfect color-changing animals are chameleons and cephalopods.


chromatophores, melanophores, color change, pigments, reflex

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