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J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (7): jeb243907.
Published: 8 April 2022
... for chromatic stimuli. Behaviour Colour vision Opsin Gene expression Visual pigment Retinal topography Visual acuity Australian Research Council http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000923 FT190100313 LE100100074 DP180102363 DP150102710 DE200100620 DE180100949 The University...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (8): jeb193334.
Published: 23 April 2020
...Karen L. Carleton; Daniel Escobar-Camacho; Sara M. Stieb; Fabio Cortesi; N. Justin Marshall ABSTRACT Among vertebrates, teleost eye diversity exceeds that found in all other groups. Their spectral sensitivities range from ultraviolet to red, and the number of visual pigments varies from 1 to over...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (2): 294–303.
Published: 15 January 2017
...James M. Morrow; Savo Lazic; Monica Dixon Fox; Claire Kuo; Ryan K. Schott; Eduardo de A. Gutierrez; Francesco Santini; Vincent Tropepe; Belinda S. W. Chang ABSTRACT Rhodopsin ( rh1 ) is the visual pigment expressed in rod photoreceptors of vertebrates that is responsible for initiating the critical...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (10): 1556–1563.
Published: 15 May 2015
...-sensitive (LWS) visual pigment, a ‘short’ and ‘long’ medium-wavelength-sensitive (MWS) pigment and a short-wavelength-sensitive (SWS) pigment, all of which did not differ in λ max between lineages. Through transcriptome analysis of opsin genes we found that both lineages express four cone opsin genes...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (21): 3883–3890.
Published: 1 November 2014
... the ocular media (i.e. the lens and cornea) absorb UV radiation. In vitro expression and reconstitution was used to determine the absorbance spectra of rod and cone visual pigments. The rod visual pigments had wavelengths of peak absorbance (λ max ) at 500 nm, whereas the cone visual pigment λ max values...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (6): 1003–1008.
Published: 15 March 2014
.... ( 2003 ). Coexpression of two visual pigments in a photoreceptor causes an abnormally broad spectral sensitivity in the eye of the butterfly Papilio xuthus . J. Neurosci.   23 , 4527 - 4532 . Brammer   J. D. ( 1970 ). The ultrastructure of the compound eye of a mosquito Aedes aegypti L . J...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (23): 4454–4461.
Published: 1 December 2013
... it an ideal candidate for intraspecific differences in spectral sensitivity. Here, the visual pigments of P. elegans were fully characterised through molecular sequencing of five visual opsin genes and measurement of their absorbance spectra using microspectrophotometry. Three of the genes, LWS , SW1 and SWS2...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (18): 3414–3421.
Published: 15 September 2013
... a combination of anatomy, molecular biology and intracellular electrophysiology, with a particular focus on the evolution of butterfly eyes. We found that their eyes consist of three types of ommatidia, with a basic set of one short-, one middle- and one long-wavelength-absorbing visual pigment. The spectral...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (10): 1916–1923.
Published: 15 May 2013
... sensitivities could be well reproduced by an optical model assuming a long-wavelength-absorbing visual pigment with peak absorbance at 565 nm. Whereas the sexual dimorphism was unequivocally demonstrated for the ventral eye region, dimorphism in the dorsal region was not found. Presumably the ventral region...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (6): 1041–1052.
Published: 15 March 2013
...Sergei L. Kondrashev; Taeko Miyazaki; Nina E. Lamash; Tohru Tsuchiya SUMMARY A complement of cone visual pigments was identified in the Japanese anchovy Engraulis japonicus , one of the engraulid fish species that has a retina specialized for polarization and color vision. The nature...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (7): 1090–1105.
Published: 1 April 2012
... no significant interspecific variation in visual pigment peak spectral absorbance values that ranged between 404–410, 454, 503–511 and 558–568 nm, respectively. Mean cut-off wavelength values for C-, Y-, R- and P-type coloured oil droplets were 418–441, 508–523, 558–573 and 412–503 nm, respectively, with values...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (24): 4240–4248.
Published: 15 December 2010
... trichromatic vision. * Author for correspondence ( john.layne@uc.edu ) 22 9 2010 © 2010. 2010 color vision photoreceptor visual pigment rhodopsin Uca pugilator fiddler crab Animal coloration has long been implicated in intraspecific signaling ( Darwin, 1871...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (9): 1453–1463.
Published: 1 May 2010
...T. J. Lisney; E. Studd; C. W. Hawryshyn SUMMARY The cichlid fish radiations of the African Great Lakes are an important model for evolutionary biology. Cichlids have diverse colour vision systems and predominately express three cone visual pigments. However, rare populations of spectrally distinct...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (21): 3415–3421.
Published: 1 November 2009
... visual pigment evolutionary adaptation Pure water transmits light maximally in the blue range of the spectrum, but in natural coastal and fresh waters, blue light is strongly absorbed and scattered by dissolved organic or inorganic matter. When going from marine to coastal, brackish or fresh...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (11): 1805–1813.
Published: 1 June 2008
...Adriana D. Briscoe SUMMARY The eyes of butterflies are remarkable, because they are nearly as diverse as the colors of wings. Much of eye diversity can be traced to alterations in the number, spectral properties and spatial distribution of the visual pigments. Visual pigments are light-sensitive...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (3): 361–369.
Published: 1 February 2008
... of their opsin-based visual pigments in color vision can be assessed. In the present study, we demonstrate that the lycaenid Polyommatus icarus uses its duplicate blue (B2) opsin, BRh2 , in conjunction with its long-wavelength (LW) opsin, LWRh , to see color in the green part of the light spectrum extending up...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (16): 2829–2835.
Published: 15 August 2007
... diversification of cone visual pigments of zebrafish. Genetics 163 , 663 -675. Collin, S. P., Hoskins, R. V. and Partridge, J. C. ( 1998 ). Seven retinal specializations in the tubular eye of the deep-sea pearleye, Scopelarchus michaelsarsi : a case study in visual optimization. Brain Behav. Evol. 51...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (16): 3079–3090.
Published: 15 August 2006
... divergence remains largely unexplored. Here we report that the butterfly Lycaena rubidus has evolved sexually dimorphic eyes due to changes in the regulation of opsin expression patterns to match the contrasting life histories of males and females. The L. rubidus eye contains four visual pigments with peak...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (11): 2034–2041.
Published: 1 June 2006
...Anne C. Utne-Palm; James K. Bowmaker SUMMARY Microspectrophotometry of Gobiusculus flavescens photoreceptors revealed a single rod visual pigment (λ max at 508 nm) and the three cone pigments (λ max 456, 531 and 553 nm). The cone population was dominated by identical double cones containing...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (2): 314–319.
Published: 15 January 2006
...J. C. Partridge; E. M. White; R. H. Douglas SUMMARY The effect of hydrostatic pressure (0.1-54 MPa, equivalent to pressures experienced by fish from the ocean's surface to depths of ca. 5400 m) on visual pigment absorption spectra was investigated for rod visual pigments extracted from the retinae...