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Retinula cell responses in a moth superposition eye

Horridge, George Adrian; Marčelja, Ljerka; Jahnke, R


The lack of photoreceptor cell movement upon stimulation in a group of moths made possible the direct electrophysiological measurement of the photoreceptor properties in a moth superposition eye. The 13–16 retinula cells of the ommatidium are usually coupled in twos or threes. There are strong antagonistic electrical interactions at the receptor level. The measured acceptance angles (Δρ) of the best units are in the range 1.6-1.8°. Spectral sensitivity peaks lie near 380 and 520 nm. Some units...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1983-11-22
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1983.0088


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