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The coloring comes from a gene that produces a surplus of pigment called melanin.
Previous studies have been able to distinguish different kinds of melanin and get a good idea of the animal’s coloration.
Yet while Obama did focus more on class inequality than race, a great number of white Americans rallied around their hate of his melanin, blackness also shared by his family.
Sebum — which, btw, is just a fancy word for the oil your skin produces — contains melanin, the pigment that gives your skin and hair their color.
In 2015, researchers found that the wings of the dragonfly Zenithoptera lanei, though similar in appearance to Morpho wings, get their color from waxy crystals that cover layers of the pigment melanin.
Be proud of the beautiful melanin in your skin, the gorgeous coils on your head, the amazing shape of your nose and lips, down to the little toes on your feet.
However, melanin doesn’t necessarily protect you from skin cancer, says Dr. Sourab Choudhry, board certified dermatologist at Brooklyn Dermatology.
That’s because in the absence of the optix gene, the butterfly’s scales produce melanin, a black pigment, instead of the usual chestnut coloring.
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