- Production of coloring matter or pigment, often via an enzyme-catalyzed reaction. [chromo- + G. genesis, production]
* * *chro·mo·gen·e·sis .krō-mə-'jen-ə-səs n, pl -e·ses -.sēz color production (as by the metabolic activities of bacteria and fungi)
* * *chro·mo·gen·e·sis (kro″mo-jenґə-sis) [chromo- + genesis] the formation of pigments or colors, as by bacterial action.
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