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Chromatophores in a frog's skin are controlled by what?


( A ) Red Blood Cells
( B ) Environment
( C ) Nervous Activities
( D ) Hormones
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A frog's color comes from layers of chromotophores, or pigment-containing and light-reflecting cells between the dermis and epidermis. They are controlled by hormones. he primary hormones involved in regulating translocation appear to be the melanocortins, melatonin, and melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH), that are produced mainly in the pituitary, pineal gland, and hypothalamus, respectively.Numerous melanocortin, MCH and melatonin receptors have been identified in frogs.
answered Apr 4, 2014 by pady_1
 

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