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Diversity of Color Vision: Not All Australian Marsupials Are Trichromatic

Ebeling, Wiebke; Natoli, Riccardo; Hemmi, Jan


Color vision in marsupials has recently emerged as a particularly interesting case among mammals. It appears that there are both dichromats and trichromats among closely related species. In contrast to primates, marsupials seem to have evolved a different type of trichromacy that is not linked to the X-chromosome. Based on microspectrophotometry and retinal wholemount immunohistochemistry, four trichromatic marsupial species have been described: quokka, quenda, honey possum, and fat-tailed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0014231


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