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Visual Opsin Diversity in Sharks and Rays

Hart, Nathan; Lamb, Trevor; Patel, Hardip; Chuah, Aaron; Natoli, Riccardo; Hudson, Nicholas J; Cutmore, Scott C.; Davies, Wayne I.L.; Collin, Shaun P.; Hunt, David


The diversity of color vision systems found in extant vertebrates suggests that different evolutionary selection pressures have driven specializations in photoreceptor complement and visual pigment spectral tuning appropriate for an animal's behavior, habitat, and life history. Aquatic vertebrates in particular show high variability in chromatic vision and have become important models for understanding the role of color vision in prey detection, predator avoidance, and social interactions. In...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Molecular Biology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msz269
Access Rights: Open Access


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