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Fly photoreceptors. I. Physical separation of two visual pigments in Calliphora retinula cells 1-6

Horridge, George Adrian; Mimura, K.


The two peaks of the spectral sensitivity curves of Calliphora correspond to two visual pigments. The peak sensitivity to polarized light for the u. v. sensitive pigment is at an angle to that for the green-sensitive pigment. The change in angle of the maximum polarization sensitivity as a function of wavelength occurs near 400 nm; in this transition the curves do not follow a cos2 function. The angle between the two maxima is different for each retinula cell. The only explanation of this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1975-07-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1975.0088


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