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Evolution of the vertebrate eye: opsins, photoreceptors, retina and eye cup
Charles Darwin appreciated the conceptual difficulty in accepting that an organ as wonderful as the vertebrate eye could have evolved through natural selection. He reasoned that if appropriateExpand
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Behavioural ecology and retinal cell topography
The vertebrate retina is an extension of the brain, a hemisphere of neural tissue upon which is mapped an image of a particular species visual environment. Each point in visual space is subtended byExpand
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Quantitative comparison of the limits on visual spatial resolution set by the ganglion cell layer in twelve species of reef teleosts.
A diverse range of retinal specializations are examined in twelve species of reef teleosts and estimates of the spatial resolution of neurons within the ganglion cell layer calculated usingExpand
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The influence of ontogeny and light environment on the expression of visual pigment opsins in the retina of the black bream, Acanthopagrus butcheri
SUMMARY The correlation between ontogenetic changes in the spectral absorption characteristics of retinal photoreceptors and expression of visual pigment opsins was investigated in the black bream,Expand
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The eyes of deep-sea fish II. Functional morphology of the retina
Three different aspects of the morphological organisation of deep-sea fish retinae are reviewed: First, questions of general cell biological relevance are addressed with respect to the developmentExpand
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Molecular ecology and adaptation of visual photopigments in craniates
In craniates, opsin‐based photopigments expressed in the eye encode molecular ‘light sensors’ that constitute the initial protein in photoreception and the activation of the phototransductionExpand
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The biology of extinct and extant sawfish (Batoidea: Sclerorhynchidae and Pristidae)
Sclerorhynchids (extinct sawfishes, Batoidea), pristids (extant sawfish, Batoidea) and pristiophorids (sawsharks, Squalomorphi) are the three elasmobranch families that possess an elongated rostrumExpand
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The Retinal Wholemount Technique: A Window to Understanding the Brain and Behaviour
The accessibility of the vertebrate retina has provided the opportunity to assess various parameters of the visual abilities of a range of species. This thin but complex extension of the brainExpand
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Retinal Ganglion Cell Topography in Elasmobranchs
Retinal wholemounts are used to examine the topographic distribution of retinal cells within the ganglion cell layer in a range of elasmobranchs from different depths. The retina is examined forExpand
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A web‐based archive for topographic maps of retinal cell distribution in vertebrates
  • S. Collin
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Clinical & experimental optometry
  • 1 January 2008
Clinical and Experimental Optometry, in conjunction with Optometrists Association Australia and Professor Shaun P Collin of the University of Queensland, announce the launch of a web‐based archive ofExpand
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