Comparative retinal morphology of the platypus

  title={Comparative retinal morphology of the platypus},
  author={C. Zeiss and I. Schwab and C. Murphy and Richard W Dubielzig},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  • C. Zeiss, I. Schwab, +1 author Richard W Dubielzig
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Morphology
  • The purpose of this study is to identify evolutionary origin and fate of anatomic features of the duck‐billed platypus eye. Eyes from the duck‐billed platypus and four key evolutionary basal vertebrates (Pacific hagfish, north hemisphere sea lamprey, and Australian and South American lungfishes) were prepared for light microscopy. In addition to a standard panel of stains, tissues were immunostained against a variety of rod and cone opsins. Finally, published opsin sequences of platypus and… CONTINUE READING
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