Absence of functional short-wavelength sensitive cone pigments in hamsters (Mesocricetus)


Studies of Syrian golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) have yielded contradictory evidence as to whether the retina of this species supports a population of cones containing short-wavelength sensitive pigments. We undertook a re-examination of this issue by (a) measuring lens transmission, (b) determining complete spectral sensitivity functions using… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00359-008-0316-4


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