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How bees discriminate a pattern of two colours from its mirror image

Horridge, George Adrian


A century ago, in his study of colour vision in the honeybee (Apis mellifera), Karl von Frisch showed that bees distinguish between a disc that is half yellow, half blue, and a mirror image of the same. Although his inference of colour vision in this example has been accepted, some discrepancies have prompted a new investigation of the detection of polarity in coloured patterns. In new experiments, bees restricted to their blue and green receptors by exclusion of ultraviolet could learn...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-01-24
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116224


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