Colour of mollusc shells

Mr. C.S.Wilding osp086 at
Mon Oct 31 10:03:24 EST 1994

Does anyone have an idea of the causes (genetic/environmental) of variation
of shell colour in molluscs (I work with scallops but am interested in any
info.) and also on the pigments etc. involved. I have seen a paper on shell 
colour being under genetic control in the bay scallop Argopecten but can 
find nothing else. Any refs would be good.
Thanks, Craig.

     * 	CRAIG WILDING,		       E-mail: OSP086 at BANGOR.AC.UK   *
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