Production of Sandercyanin is seasonal and peaks in late summer. The graph plots absorbance of Sandercyan by date and indicates peak production in late summer all three years. The photo shows jars of slime from individual walleye captured in both March and August indicating greater production of blue pigment in August.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
ANATOMY OF BLUE PIGMENT PRODUCTION
Blue pigment (Sandercyanin) is produced in membrane-bounded vesicles (440x) just posterior (toward tail) to each dorsal spine and next to an adjacent blood vessel.
Posted by Wayne Schaefer at 1/31/2010 04:14:00 PM 1 comment:
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