Melanism

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Melanism

Melanism

melanism- a delopment of dark-covered pigment melanin is located in the skin or its appendages.

Human skin color ranges in variety from the darkest brown to the lightest pinkish-white hues.Melanin is produced within the skin cells which are called melanocytesdarker skin people who lived closer to the equator was imprtant for preventing folate deficiency.

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pseudo-melanism(abundism)- is dark spots or enlarged stripes, which cover large parts of the body on animals.Amelanism is a deficienct in or total absence of melanin pigment.

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