Cone receptor variations and their functional consequences in two species of hamster.

@article{Calderone1999ConeRV,
  title={Cone receptor variations and their functional consequences in two species of hamster.},
  author={Jack B. Calderone and Gerald H. Jacobs},
  journal={Visual neuroscience},
  year={1999},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          53-63
        }
}
Results from earlier experiments indicate that different species of rodent vary both in the number of cone types found in their retinas and in the spectral sensitivities of the cone pigments. These features have now been examined in two types of hamster commonly used for research purposes: Syrian golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) and Siberian dwarf hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Electroretinogram (ERG) flicker photometry, behavioral discrimination tasks, and opsin antibody labeling were… CONTINUE READING
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