Histology and microspectrophotometry of the photoreceptors of a crocodilian, Alligator mississippiensis

@article{Sillman1991HistologyAM,
  title={Histology and microspectrophotometry of the photoreceptors of a crocodilian, Alligator mississippiensis},
  author={A. Sillman and S. Ronan and E. Loew},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  year={1991},
  volume={243},
  pages={93 - 98}
}
  • A. Sillman, S. Ronan, E. Loew
  • Published 1991
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
  • The photoreceptors in the retina of Alligator mississippiensis were examined by means of in situ, single cell microspectrophotometry and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The retina is characterized by a system of four cone visual pigments. One type of single cone contains a visual pigment with absorbance maximum (λmax) at 535 nm. A second type contains a visual pigment absorbing maximally at 444 nm. The principal member of the double cone has a visual pigment with λmax at 566 nm whereas the… CONTINUE READING
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