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  • n. Plural form of melanosome.

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  • "The cells that gave feathers color are called melanosomes," he explained the relationship between small, carnivorous dinosaurs and modern birds is one of his fields of expertise.

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  • Researchers focused their attention on chemical compounds in the feathers called melanosomes tiny, pigment-producing structures that formed in the feather during the creature's development.

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  • The color-generating structures within the creature's feather, known as melanosomes, "would have given the feathers additional structural support," Carney said.

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  • Unlike recently published work from China that inferred the existence of two types of melanin pigments in various species of feathered dinosaurs, the Science study analyzed color-imparting structures called melanosomes from an entire fossil of a single animal, a feat which enabled researchers to reveal rich color patterns of the entire animal.

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  • The Yale University team analyzed color-imparting structures called melanosomes in the fossil of the four-winged

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  • The research, conducted by a team of scientists from Yale University, US, analyzed color-imparting structures called melanosomes from an entire fossil of a single animal, a feat which enabled researchers to reveal rich color patterns of the entire animal.

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  • The fossils, some of them described for the first time, were found in northeastern China and contain well-preserved, sub-micrometer-sized structures called melanosomes, says Michael Benton, a paleontologist at the University of Bristol in England.

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  • Richard O. Prum, leader of the new study, was among the first to document that pigment-giving structures called melanosomes could survive fossilized for millions of years.

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  • Melanin, the pigment inside melanosomes, helps feathers resist breakage.

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  • So one possibility is that the melanosomes got bigger during later penguin evolution as the birds became better underwater swimmers and needed a more hydrodynamic covering.

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