"Feathers" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Flat keratinous structures found on the skin surface of birds. Feathers are made partly of a hollow shaft fringed with barbs. They constitute the plumage.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Feathers" by people in Profiles.
Historical Contingency and Developmental Constraints in Avian Coloration. Trends Ecol Evol. 2018 08; 33(8):574-576.
The tempo of trait divergence in geographic isolation: avian speciation across the Mara?on Valley of Peru. Evolution. 2015 Mar; 69(3):772-87.
SWS2 visual pigment evolution as a test of historically contingent patterns of plumage color evolution in warblers. Evolution. 2015 Feb; 69(2):341-56.
The ornithologist Alfred Russel Wallace and the controversy surrounding the dinosaurian origin of birds. Theory Biosci. 2013 Dec; 132(4):267-75.
Fossil evidence of wing shape in a stem relative of swifts and hummingbirds (Aves, Pan-Apodiformes). Proc Biol Sci. 2013 Jun 22; 280(1761):20130580.
Rapid evolution of Beta-keratin genes contribute to phenotypic differences that distinguish turtles and birds from other reptiles. Genome Biol Evol. 2013; 5(5):923-33.
Cross-generational effects of climate change on expression of a sexually selected trait. Curr Biol. 2012 Jan 10; 22(1):78-82.
Multiple shifts between violet and ultraviolet vision in a family of passerine birds with associated changes in plumage coloration. Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Apr 07; 279(1732):1269-76.
The roles of time and ecology in the continental radiation of the Old World leaf warblers (Phylloscopus and Seicercus). Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2010 Jun 12; 365(1547):1749-62.
Feather quill knobs in the dinosaur Velociraptor. Science. 2007 Sep 21; 317(5845):1721.