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dc.contributor.authorNegro, Juan J.-
dc.contributor.authorGarrido Fernández, J.-
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-26T10:43:54Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-26T10:43:54Z-
dc.date.issued2000-07-
dc.identifier.citationComparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B 126(3): 347–352 (2000)es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/34927-
dc.description.abstractWe studied the carotenoid pigments in plasma, skin and body fat of white storks (Ciconia ciconia ) from a colony in Spain feeding mainly on the recently introduced red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii ). In control colonies, where crayfish was absent, plasma was collected for comparison. Our objective was to determine whether the astaxanthin contained in the crayfish reached the blood, accumulated in fat, and finally was deposited in the red-colored bill and legs. If that was true, the visual cues provided by those tegumentary areas would be altered, with potential behavioral consequences. Plasma carotenoids were directly extracted with acetone, whereas skin and fat samples needed harsher conditions, i.e. grinding, sonication and extraction with diethyl ether. The extracts were analyzed by thin-layer chromatography (TLC) and UV/Vis spectroscopy. In crayfish-eating storks, astaxanthin was confirmed to be the dominant pigment in all analyzed tissues. This red pigment was absorbed unchanged in the gut, and was responsible for the red color of plasma and the abnormal orange pigmentation of the feather-covered skin. It was also present in large quantities in the exposed bill and tarsi, which are typically red-colored in the stork. Control storks with no crayfish in the diet only presented lutein in their plasma.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherElsevieres_ES
dc.rightsclosedAccesses_ES
dc.subjectWhite storkes_ES
dc.subjectCrayfishes_ES
dc.subjectBird colores_ES
dc.subjectAstaxanthines_ES
dc.subjectLuteines_ES
dc.subjectCarotenoidses_ES
dc.subjectTLC analysises_ES
dc.subjectUV/Vis spectroscopyes_ES
dc.titleAstaxanthin is the major carotenoid in tissues of white storks (Ciconia ciconia ) feeding on introduced crayfish (Procambarus clarkii )es_ES
dc.typeartículoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0305-0491(00)00180-2-
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer reviewedes_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0305-0491(00)00180-2es_ES
dc.identifier.e-issn0305-0401-
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