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Visual pigments: Trading noise for fast recovery

Author:
  • D Osorio
  • Dan-E Nilsson
Publishing year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 1051-1053
Publication/Series: Current Biology
Volume: 14
Issue: 24
Document type: Journal article (letter)
Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract english

Spontaneous activation of rhodopsin without light absorption occurs at a much lower rate in rod photoreceptors and insect rhabdoms than in cones. The difference lies in the pigment molecules themselves, and has implications for the design of visual photoreceptors.

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  • Zoology

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Published
  • Lund Vision Group
  • ISSN: 1879-0445
Dan-E Nilsson
E-mail: dan-e.nilsson [at] biol.lu.se

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