Influence of cone pigment coexpression on spectral sensitivity and color vision in the mouse

  title={Influence of cone pigment coexpression on spectral sensitivity and color vision in the mouse},
  author={Gerald H. Jacobs and Gary A Williams and John A. Fenwick},
  journal={Vision Research},
The mouse retina contains both middle-wavelength-sensitive (M) and ultraviolet-sensitive (UV) photopigments that are coexpressed in cones. To examine some potential visual consequences of cone pigment coexpression, spectral sensitivity functions were measured in mice (Mus musculus) using both the flicker electroretinogram (ERG) and behavioral discrimination tests. Discrimination tests were also employed to search for the presence of color vision in the mouse. Spectral sensitivity functions for… CONTINUE READING

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