Molecular genetics of human color vision: the genes encoding blue, green, and red pigments.

@article{Nathans1986MolecularGO,
  title={Molecular genetics of human color vision: the genes encoding blue, green, and red pigments.},
  author={J. Nathans and D. Thomas and D. Hogness},
  journal={Science},
  year={1986},
  volume={232 4747},
  pages={
          193-202
        }
}
  • J. Nathans, D. Thomas, D. Hogness
  • Published 1986
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Science
  • Human color vision is based on three light-sensitive pigments. The isolation and sequencing of genomic and complementary DNA clones that encode the apoproteins of these three pigments are described. The deduced amino acid sequences show 41 +/- 1 percent identity with rhodopsin. The red and green pigments show 96 percent mutual identity but only 43 percent identity with the blue pigment. Green pigment genes vary in number among color-normal individuals and, together with a single red pigment… CONTINUE READING

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