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Old Tuesday 9th November 2004, 19:15   #6
alcedo.atthis
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"I wondered if anyone had come across any other examples in print."


Ian, certain bird books refer to albinism, and leucism, but not all.
Interestingly, I wrote to a few scientists who specialise in albinism in humans in America. Strangely, they had not heard the term "Leucistic" or "Leucism" and did not know the meaning or the source of the word(s).

I was sent a 4 page explanation of how albinism comes about and the mechanics of what causes it.

A couple of links to add to the complexity of definition, depending what you think:-
http://www.umd.umich.edu/dept/rouge_river/mywa.html
http://www.umd.umich.edu/dept/rouge_river/fall99.html
http://www.caller2.com/autoconv/news...local1265.html
http://listserv.arizona.edu/cgi-bin/...=0&F=&S=&P=778

Regards

Malky

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