Blue adaptation: An experimental tool for the study of visual receptor mechanisms and behaviour of Drosophila

@article{Cosens1979BlueAA,
  title={Blue adaptation: An experimental tool for the study of visual receptor mechanisms and behaviour of Drosophila},
  author={D J Cosens},
  journal={Biophysics of structure and mechanism},
  year={1979},
  volume={5},
  pages={211-222}
}
Physiological and behavioural studies with Drosophila to elucidate visual mechanisms have exploited the bi-stability of the visual pigment in the peripheral retinula cells R1–6, and the ‘off-on switch’ action of blue and orange light. Measurements of flicker fusion and response waveform from both receptor and lamina regions prior and subsequent to blue adaptation, which induces a prolonged depolarising afterpotential and loss of visual function in R1–6, show these retinula cells to have a high… CONTINUE READING

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