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Caption: Phil Manning and Roy Wogelius explain that trace metals that once clung to pigment molecules can reveal dark color patterns in fossil feathers and other tissues. This video was produced and edited by Carla Shaffer and Natasha Pinol in the Office of Public Programs at AAAS in cooperation with the University of Manchester. This video relates to an article that appeared in the June 30, 2011, issue of Science Express, published by AAAS. The study, by Roy A. Wogelius of University of Manchester in Manchester, UK, and colleagues was titled, "Trace Metals as Biomarkers for Eumelanin Pigment in the Fossil Record."
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