Recent Examples on the WebNormally, a specific group of cells in developing chickens’ systems use EDN3 to guide the migration of color-creating melanoblasts, but in hyperpigmented breeds, almost all of the chickens’ cells express EDN3.
Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, 20 Sep. 2019 And when a normal chicken is developing, certain cells, like those in the skin and feather follicles, express EDN3, which triggers the migration of melanoblasts, or the cells that go on to create color.
Jason Bittel, National Geographic, 16 Sep. 2019
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