Behavioural evidence for use of a light-dependent magnetoreception mechanism by a vertebrate

@article{Phillips1992BehaviouralEF,
  title={Behavioural evidence for use of a light-dependent magnetoreception mechanism by a vertebrate},
  author={John B. Phillips and S. Chris Borland},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1992},
  volume={359},
  pages={142-144}
}
THE Earth's magnetic field provides an important source of directional information for terrestrial organisms1,5, but the sensory receptor or receptors responsible for magnetic field detection have yet to be identified. Theoretical models of the mechanism of magnetoreception have implicated specialized photoreceptors6,7. The proposed mechanisms would amplify the weak interaction of the geomagnetic field with a single electron spin to the level of photon detection, resulting in a modulation of… CONTINUE READING

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