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HUMAN VISION AND THE SPECTRUM.
  • G. Wald
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • 29 June 1945
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Tautomeric Forms of Metarhodopsin
Light isomerizes the chromophore of rhodopsin, 11-cis retinal (formerly retinene), to the all-trans configuration. This introduces a succession of unstable intermediates—pre-lumirhodopsin,Expand
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THE MOLAR EXTINCTION OF RHODOPSIN
  • G. Wald, P. Brown
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The Journal of general physiology
  • 20 November 1953
The molar extinction of rhodopsin is 40,600 cm.2 per mole equivalent of retinene; i.e., this is the extinction of a solution of rhodopsin which is produced by, or yields on bleaching, a molarExpand
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THE BIOLOGICAL FUNCTION OF VITAMIN A ACID.
  • J. Dowling, G. Wald
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1 May 1960
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Visual Pigments in Single Rods and Cones of the Human Retina
Difference spectra of the visual pigments have been measured in single rods and cones of a parafoveal region of the human retina. Rods display an absorption maximum (λmax) at about 505 m� associatedExpand
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The change in refractive power of the human eye in dim and bright light.
  • G. Wald, D. Griffin
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America
  • 1 May 1947
It has been reported that the human eye behaves as though relatively short-sighted in dim light. Observers tend to compensate for this change by setting optical instruments more negatively in dimExpand
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Rhodopsin and Porphyropsin Fields In the Adult Bullfrog Retina
Though it had been supposed earlier that the bullfrog undergoes a virtually complete metamorphosis of visual systems from vitamin A2 and porphyropsin in the tadpole to vitamin A1 and rhodopsin in theExpand
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THE RECEPTORS OF HUMAN COLOR VISION.
  • G. Wald
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
  • 4 September 1964
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VITAMIN A DEFICIENCY AND NIGHT BLINDNESS.
  • J. Dowling, G. Wald
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 15 July 1958
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THE METAMORPHOSIS OF VISUAL SYSTEMS IN THE SEA LAMPREY
  • G. Wald
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of general physiology
  • 20 July 1957
The life cycle of the sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus, includes two metamorphoses. At the end of a period spent as a blind larva, buried in the mud of streams, a first metamorphosis prepares it toExpand
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