Age-related changes in the visual pigments of the white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus)

  title={Age-related changes in the visual pigments of the white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus)},
  author={E. Loew and A. Sillman},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Zoology},
  • E. Loew, A. Sillman
  • Published 1993
  • Biology
  • Canadian Journal of Zoology
  • Using in situ microspectrophotometry, the spectral absorbance characteristics of the photoreceptors in the retinas of larval, juvenile, and adult white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) were determined. The adult has one type of rod, containing a visual pigment with maximum spectral absorbance (λmax) near 540 nm. There are three types of cones, morphologically identical but distinguished from one another by containing either a blue-sensitive (λmax 464 nm), green-sensitive (λmax 531 nm), or red… CONTINUE READING
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