- Term Label: pigment cell differentiation
- Term Accession: 0050931
- Term IRI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0050931
- Definition: The process in which a relatively unspecialized cell acquires the specialized features of a pigmented cell, such as a melanocyte.
pigmented cell differentiation; chromatophore differentiation
comment: Note that the chromatophore mentioned here is distinct from the pigment bearing structure found in certain photosynthetic bacteria and cyanobacteria. It is also different from the plant chromoplast, which is also sometimes called a chromatophore.