function of melanine

Arne Skorping arne.skorping at
Tue Jan 19 09:42:06 EST 1999

Host tissue reactions against parasites are often associated the production=
 of black or brown pigment, both in vertebrates and invertebrates (e.g.=
 encapsulations of larval trematodes in fish or snails, or of nematodes in=
 insects).  Do anybody know what the function of these pigments are? =20

Arne Skorping

<center>Arne Skorping

Dept. of Zoology, University of Bergen,=20

Realfagbygget, All=E9gaten 41,  N-5007 Bergen, Norway

Telephone:  +47 55 58 24 69	=09

Fax: +47 55 58 96 73	 =20

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