Research of pigment melanin biosynthesis on cave animals of Croatia


In journal Evolution and Development a paper on research of melanin loss in cave species of group Cicadidae from caves of island Mljet and Hawai was published.

Bilandžija, H., Ćetković, H. and Jeffery, W. R. (2012), Evolution of albinism in cave planthoppers by a convergent defect in the first step of melanin biosynthesis. Evolution & Development, 14: 196-203. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2012.00535.x