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Cone Visual Pigments of the Australian Marsupials, the Stripe-Faced (Sminthopsis macroura) and Fat-Tailed (Sminthopsis crassicaudata) Dunnarts: Sequence and Inferred Spectral Properties

Strachan, Jessica; Chang, Ling Yu; Wakefield, Matthew; Graves, Jennifer; Deeb, Samir

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Studies of color vision in marsupial mammals have been very limited. Two photoreceptor genes have been characterized from the tammar wallaby, but a third cone pigment was suggested by microspectrophotometric measurements on cone photoreceptors in two other species, including the fat-tailed dunnart, Sminthopsis crassicaudata. To determine the sequence and infer absorption maxima of the cone photoreceptor pigments of S. crassicaudata and the related stripe-faced dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura), we...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/76800
Source: Visual Neuroscience
DOI: 10.1017/S0952523804213281

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