Figure 298 from Chapter 11 (Melanin Pigment) of 'The Cell, 2nd Ed.' by Don W. Fawcett M.D. Melanocyte pigment cell from the connective tissue at the root of the iris in the eye of the Macaca mulatta. The cytoplasm is crowded with melanosomes, which contribute to eye color. Image by Giuseppina Raviola. A PDF copy of the accompanying chapter is available on the ASCB's BioEDUCATE website.