Bilins are blue or green pigments that consist of a linear arrangement of pyrroles. For animal and plant pigments, see Pigment, biology. ... Pyrrole, or pyrrol, is a heterocyclic aromatic organic compound, a five-membered ring with the formula C4H5N. Pyrroles are components of larger aromatic rings, including the porphyrins of heme, the chlorins and bacteriochlorins of chlorophyll, and the corrin ring of vitamin B12. ...
An example of a bilin is micromatabilin, which is responsible for the green color of the Green Huntsman Spider, Micrommata virescens.
^ Oxford, G.S. & Gillespie, R.G. (1998). Evolution and Ecology of Spider Coloration. Annual Review of Entomology 43:619-643. DOI:10.1146/annurev.ento.43.1.619
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