Multiple spectral classes of photoreceptors in the retinas of gonodactyloid stomatopod crustaceans

@article{Cronin2004MultipleSC,
  title={Multiple spectral classes of photoreceptors in the retinas of gonodactyloid stomatopod crustaceans},
  author={Thomas W. Cronin and N. Justin Marshall},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2004},
  volume={166},
  pages={261-275}
}
1. We examined the compound eyes of 2 species of gonodactyloid stomatopods, Gonodactylus oerstedii and Pseudosquilla ciliata, using end-on microspectrophotometry of frozen sections of dark-adapted retinas. 2. The cornea and crystalline cones of both species were virtually transparent from 350 to 700 nm. Primary screening pigment granules in the retinular cells had the broad absorption spectra typical of ommochromes. Colored vesicles, of unknown function, also were found in the cytoplasm of the… CONTINUE READING
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