Casting a Genetic Light on the Evolution of Eyes

@inproceedings{Fernald2006CastingAG,
  title={Casting a Genetic Light on the Evolution of Eyes},
  author={Russell D. Fernald},
  year={2006}
}
Light has been exploited for information by organisms through the evolution of photoreceptors and, ultimately, eyes in animals. Only a handful of eye types exist because the physics of light constrains photodetection. In the past few years, genetic tools have revealed several parallel pathways through which light guides behavior and have provided insights into the convergent evolution of eyes. The gene encoding opsin (the primary phototransduction protein) and some developmental genes had very… CONTINUE READING

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