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  Albinism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vision aside, albinos are generally as healthy as the rest of their species, with growth and development occurring as normal.
While an albino may suffer from a standard eye affliction (astigmatism, near-sightedness, etc), the general problem arises from a poorly-developed retina and abnormal nerve connections between the eyes and brain.
Although surgery is possible on the ocular muscles, effectively simulating (to a limited degree) the improvements in the albino's vision that often come with age, the gain is generally thought to be out-weighed by the trauma.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Albino   (1126 words)

 ALBINO - LoveToKnow Article on ALBINO
For it is to be expected a priori that, since albinoes were derived from pigmented progenitors and may at any time appear, side by side with pigmented brothers, in a litter from pigmented parents, they would be carrying the pattern determinants of some one or other of their pigmented ancestors.
But W. Haacke has described a single albino rat, in which he states that the hairs of the shoulder and mid-dorsal regions were of a different texture from those of the rest of the body.
He was able by appropriate experiments to demonstrate that when an albino is derived (extracted) from a colored ancestry, and is then crossed with a colored individual, both the color of the pigmented parent and of the pigmented ancestry of the albino may appear among the individuals of the offspring.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AL/ALBINO.htm   (1295 words)

 Albino (chess) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An Albino is a chess problem in which, at some stage in the solution, a white pawn standing on its starting square makes each of its four possible moves: one square forward, two squares forward, capture to the left and capture to the right.
The nature of the Albino theme is such that in orthodox chess there must be at least four variations to show the four different moves of the white pawn.
However, if the rules of circe chess are applied, the number of required variations can be reduced to two (circe is a chess variant in which captured pieces, rather than being removed from the board, are returned to their home squares).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Albino_(chess)   (644 words)

 Albino Plants, Alaska Science Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Albino seedlings of Alaskan white spruce, aspen, birch and balsam poplar have been found, as have albino root suckers from aspen and fireweed plants.
Albino seedlings probably result from the combination in the seed of genes that were recessive in the parent plants.
The albino root suckers are thought to develop from mutation in a single cell or in a group of cells, because the rest of the plant from which the albino stem grows can be normal.
www.gi.alaska.edu /ScienceForum/ASF4/433.html   (403 words)

 Tiger Colours -- The albino tiger.
Albino people or animals are deficient in melanin, one of the pigments which gives colour.
Albinos are prone to fast progressing severe cataracts and albino people need to wear sunglasses even on dull days.
Such is the rarity of albino animals that they, and their slightly less rare white cousins, are often held to be sacred.
www.lairweb.org.nz /tiger/albinos.html   (488 words)

 Albinism (Albino) - Medical Encyclopedia
Individuals with albinism (called albinos) often have white hair and pale skin which makes them stand out from their families and friends, and from other members of their ethnic group.
Growth and development of children with albinism should be normal however, as should their general health, life span, intelligence, and ability to have children.
Snowdrop, an albino African Penguin, born at Bristol Zoo, Bristol, England.
www.nursingstudy.com /encyclopedia/Albinism.html   (661 words)

 * Albino - (Dog): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All colours and markings are permissible and of equal merit, except albino or liver.
The other colours are albino, argente (bright orange on top with a blue/grey underneath), opal and fl-eyed white...
It is said albino Dobermans have numerous serious genetic problems such as extreme photosensitivity,...
www.bestknows.com /dog/albino.html   (214 words)

 Whitetail Abnormalities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Albino: Among the questions most often asked are "What causes some deer to be albinos?" "How common are they?" "Are they protected?" and "Can they reproduce?" Albinism is a recessive trait found in mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and even plants.
The eyes of an albino are pink, because blood vessels behind the lenses show through the unpigmented irises.
Perhaps that is why albinos are rare.Because albinism is a recessive trait, both parents must carry the gene before it can occur in their offspring.
www.kerrlake.com /deer/albino.html   (380 words)

 The Snake Keeper - Dan & Colette Sutherland
Albino ball pythons are also known as amelanistic, (lacking melanin - the fl and brown pigments), ball pythons.
Albino ball pythons are one of the most widely produced ball python morphs available today.
It is a normally colored albino, white and yellow, with individual fl scales or patches of fl scales randomly apppearing on different areas of the body.
www.ballpython.com /morph.php?morph=albino   (223 words)

 Save Albino Deer -&--&- Help Save Our Albino And White Deer And Wildlife
An albino deer is solid white, has pink eyes and nose, and greyish colored hooves.
Albino deer births are estimated in statistical studies to be 1 in 30,000.
In order for an albino fawn to be born, both parents must be albino, or if both parents carry the albino gene (they would be normally colored) they have a 1 in 4 chance of producing a fawn that is albino.
www.freewebs.com /savealbinodeer   (571 words)

 albino on Encyclopedia.com
Flocon de neige, le gorille albinos, au zoo de Barcelone "Copito de Nieve" (Flocon de Neige), l'unique exemplaire au monde.
Flocon de neige, le gorille albinos Le zoo de Barcelone a invité le public à venir dire adieu à son pensionnaire le plus c.
Albino rats at San Jose State University's animal lab.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/a1/albino.asp   (581 words)

 KVR : Rob Papen Albino
Albino 2 is one of the best virtual analogs to be found.
You can do everything in Albino 2, exprssive leads, phat basses, pads, FX and extressive soundscapes not to mention the arpeggiator which is available in the mod matrix.
I consider Albino 2 as a VA synth with a modern glossy sound.
www.kvraudio.com /get/364.html   (1350 words)

 ALBINO ANIMALS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some forms of albino are temperature dependent, for example the Siamese cat has a form of albinism where pigmentation develops on cooler areas of the body (the head, tail and legs) but is inhibited on the warmer parts of the body.
Tyrosinase-negative albinos lack tyrosinase (an enzyme which synthesises melanin) in their cells; this usually produces a pale yellowish or cream animal with pink-eyes.
It is not an albino as it has normal colour eyes, dark paw-pads and dark markings on the jowls and tail.
www.messybeast.com /albinism/albinism.htm   (585 words)

 Albino Cory Cat - Corydoras spp.
I have two Albino Cories and they are the most lively fish I have in the tank.
I have kept Albino Corys all of my fish keeping days and these catfishes are the best out of all the corys I have bought.
My Albino is the most energetic of all the Cory's that we have and is a real joy to watch.
www.aquahobby.com /gallery/galbcory.html   (598 words)

 Mutant library, albino, Wisconsin rapid cycling Brassica oleracea mutagenesis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Multiple M3 plants that were green and heterozygous for the albino mutation segregated 1:3 in the M4.
Albino is a recessive allele with variable expressivity.
The albino phenotype may be incompletely penetrant or there could be two genes segregating, and only the double mutants express the phenotype.
www.biochem.wisc.edu /brassicaclassroomgenetics/Albino   (252 words)

 Albino Bluebirds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I have an albino catfish in one of my ponds and he is always the last to locate the floating fish food.
We have an albino bluebird nestling in northern Indiana.
Albino animals generally do poorly in the wild, probably because of their neurological problems and because predators can find them so easily.
www.bestofbbml.audubon-omaha.org /albino.htm   (1859 words)

 USATODAY.com - A fish tail: Albino muskie found in Wisconsin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A white muskellunge is swimming in the waters of Lake Tomahawk, a northern Wisconsin lake in Oneida County.
Lyons said he believes the fish is an albino, although it had a small amount of pigment in its eyes and around its head.
The muskie that was netted was close to the fully albino end of the spectrum, he said.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-06-11-albino-fish_x.htm?csp=34   (615 words)

 AllRefer.com - albino (Genetics And Genetic Engineering) - Encyclopedia
Albinism is inherited as a Mendelian recessive character (see Mendel; genetics) in humans and other animals.
Through experimental breeding, races of albinos have been established among some domestic animals, e.g., mice, rabbits, pigeons, and chickens.
Albino animals are sometimes held sacred, for example, white elephants in Thailand and white cattle in India.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/albino.html   (231 words)

 Balto Source :: - Albino Animals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Albino is an animal with white hair, pink skin and a pink eyes.
Albino is sometimes mistaken for cremello in horses.
But i can safly say with the correct genes you can get albino horses like the one above but cremello is the more popular colour, albino is mostly mistaken for cremello and cremello for albino but i am a true equine, horse lover and i think i know what i am talking about.
baltosource.timduru.org /board/ptopic70.html   (570 words)

 Albino Animals Page
Because they are very rare, albino animals have become one of the most valuable attractions in zoological gardens and circuses all over the world.
While some animals such as the white ferret and the albino rabbit are common, others are unique in the real sense of the word.
Many albinoes exist only in legends, but in the twentieth century, photographic film has permanently recorded the existence of these rare animals.
www.geocities.com /issabekov   (303 words)

 CNN - An albino koala adds color to San Diego Zoo - June 5, 1998
The rare albino koala, born September 1, 1997, spent his first six months in his mother's pouch.
"The appearance of the albino trait in our koala population was unexpected," said Valerie Thompson, associate curator of animals at the zoo.
Although albino koalas are rare, they have been known to occur in the wild in Australia.
www.cnn.com /US/9806/05/albino.koala   (375 words)

 Albino Ferret
Molly was a victim of 'albino prejudice'- but thankfully she ended up finding a home.
Interestingly, the albino ferret is extremely popular in Japan, a country just discovering the ferret as a pet, so hopefully future stats won't be so dismal.
Warhol, a male albino, is the proud recipient of a Guiness Book of World Records award for being the fastest down a tube at the North of England Ferret Racing Championships.
www.albinoferret.org /feb2003.html   (846 words)

The owners were unable to get the boas to successfully reproduce, which resulted in their decision to sell one of the males.
In June of 1992 the first captive born albino boas were produced.
This suggests that a combination of two different recessive genes may be required for the expression of this trait.
www.kingsnake.com /boamorphs/albino.htm   (485 words)

 rosyboa.com...the basking site for rosy boa enthusiasts
The first albino rosy boa was discovered in the Whitewater Canyon during 1993.
This albino rosy was an adult male that subsequently was bred to several normal (wild type) females.
Our albino female produced seven offspring; five of the neonates were albino, and three were males.
www.rosyboa.com /albino.htm   (452 words)

 Albino Sea Lion is still in Floreana!: February 6, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"The albino sea lion is still alive and well in Floreana" was the report of the naturalist guides of the Isabela II.
The sea lion was found on the beach and it was very active; as one can see in the photographs taken on the 31st of January, 2002 by the naturalist guide of the Isabela II, Jorge Parrales.
A preliminary report given by the Biologist Sandie Salazar states that on the 9th of August of 2001, the naturalist guides of Isabela II and Tip Top II gave the first visual and photographic (Isabela II) account of the same albino sea lion pup of the Zalophus wollebaeki species (approximately 24 hours old).
www.darwinfoundation.org /news/news02060201.html   (375 words)

 Review: Albino Alligator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Albino Alligator, the directorial debut of 1996's Best Supporting Oscar winner, Kevin Spacey, is a cagey, claustrophobic noir thriller highlighted by a few clever plot twists, some nicely- honed dialogue, and a half-dozen top-notch performances.
The core of Albino Alligator is atmosphere and dialogue.
Albino Alligator doesn't flow as smoothly as it might; there are times when it surges forward, and other instances when it drags a little.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/a/albino.html   (689 words)

 Banding The Albino Hummingbird (Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Much rarer is the true albino that has no melanin at all; its feathers are pure white and its light-colored eyes, feet, and bill appear pinkish because the absence of fl pigment allows red hemoglobin to show through.
From this we could conclude that the albino hummer hatched in 2003 and--based on the complete lack of wear in the delicate wing and tail feathers--we believe the bird was produced locally and that Becky saw it at her feeder very soon after it fledged from its nest.
We suspect an albino's white feathers wear out too quickly to allow a full migration, that predators easily home in on white hummers, or that these aberrant birds have a complement of genetic defects that limit their survival.
www.hiltonpond.org /ThisWeek030808.html   (2680 words)

 BBC - southerncounties - Community - Awash with white squirrels!
We saw an albino squirrel on Jan 2 '05, thought it was one too many New Year sherries at first, during a walk in fields around Lower Hardres near Canterbury.
An albino squirrel has been sighted on two occasions over the last month in the centre of Ewell Village, Surrey, in the vicinity of Bourne Hall/Chessington Road.
Hi there been working in caterham,surrey and have regularly spotted an albino squirrel and the locals say that there are two of them, havent seen them both together though.
www.bbc.co.uk /southerncounties/community/white/critters.shtml   (2609 words)

 Dr John Pilkington answers questions on Genetics
In the case of the hen, since her sex chromosome pair are made of one X chromosome and one Y chromosome, she has the XY genotype and for a hen to appear as a visual Albino, she must have the XiY genotype.
Further, Albinos prefer lower light levels because there is no pigmentation in the eyes, thus the amount of light entering the eye cannot be controlled by the iris, as in the normal eye.
However, in the protected environment of a bird room, the level of UV light is considerably less than in the open of the Australian bush, and so Albinos in captivity, unless forced to remain in the unprotected outdoors, show no ill-effects from their genetic condition.
www.budgerigars.co.uk /genetics/questions/question18.html   (613 words)

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