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Title: Six unknown green pigments from mollusks
Student Author(s): McGee, Patricia
Faculty Advisor(s): Phillips, John H.
Pages: 21
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1963
Keywords: black turban snail
Tegula
Abstract: Unknown green pigments from Tegula funebralis and the similar green pigments from Tegula brunnea, Tegula montereyi, Tegula pulligo, the red and black abalone (Haliotis) were studied. The configurations of all the spectra of these various pigments are similar: however, the absorbtion peaks vary within a range of 40 mu in the visible and 2 to 10 mu for the UV peaks. It would seem that perhaps the compounds are members of the same family. This assumption is further supported by identical solubilities and behavior toward hydrogen ion concentration.
Notes: Published 1964, Veliger 6(suppl): 25-27