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Discussion :: Biology - Section 1 (Q.No.39)


Our skin, when exposed to excess sunlight, becomes dark. This is because our skin pigments called

[A]. flavoxanthin
[B]. melanin
[C]. carotene
[D]. Xanthophyll

Answer: Option B


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Manikandan.R said: (Mar 29, 2013)  
Melanin is hormone which secrets in our body. Which is high in black people. It also a resistance of skin disorders.

Radhika said: (Jun 1, 2013)  
It is secreated by anterior pituitary.

Sebastiam said: (Feb 15, 2014)  
Melanine is a hormone present in skin responsible for its color.

Huma Parveen said: (May 11, 2014)  
Genes are responsible for skin color in human & in excess sunlight skin started tanning. Tell me about this question.

Arav said: (Jun 7, 2014)  
Melamine for body color and carotene for yellow color of fruit.

Owabumuwa Felicia said: (Jul 11, 2015)  
Melanin is higher in black people than in whites. Albinos have no melanin.

Anitha said: (Nov 7, 2016)  
What is albinos?

Hamid Siddiqui said: (Nov 14, 2016)  

Albino means pure white. They have no melanin pigment for their skin. And it is controlled by 3 pairs of recessive genes (polygene).

Ahhana said: (Dec 15, 2016)  
More the amount of melanin in our body, More than and darker look and it is more interesting to know that the secretion of this pigment increases with our exposure to sunlight. That is why we usually change to a shade darker after dealing with sunlight.

Saka Visakha said: (Dec 19, 2016)  
Melanin is hormones which found more in black peoples.

Buike said: (May 9, 2017)  
What of flavoxanthin? Explain.

Francisca said: (Sep 24, 2017)  

Flavoxathin is a natural xanthophyll pigment with a golden-yellow color found in small quantities in a variety of plants.

Gaurav said: (Sep 12, 2018)  
Melanin is a harmone which present in our skin is responsible for this process.

Anomis said: (Oct 30, 2018)  
Melanin helps us to protect from harmful rays. You will see people around equator are dark as rays are more there but in areas around poles have light sunlight and skin tone is light because of melanin.

Abdur Rauf said: (Jul 19, 2022)  
Albinism is a conditon in which a person has no melanin.

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