Opsin expression in Limulus eyes: a UV opsin is expressed in each eye type and co-expressed with a visible light-sensitive opsin in ventral larval eyes.

@article{Battelle2014OpsinEI,
  title={Opsin expression in Limulus eyes: a UV opsin is expressed in each eye type and co-expressed with a visible light-sensitive opsin in ventral larval eyes.},
  author={B. A. Battelle and Karen E. Kempler and Alexandra Harrison and Donald R. Dugger and Richard Payne},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={217 Pt 17},
  pages={3133-45}
}
The eyes of the horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, are a model for studies of visual function and the visual systems of euarthropods. Much is known about the structure and function of L. polyphemus photoreceptors, much less about their photopigments. Three visible-light-sensitive L. polyphemus opsins were characterized previously (LpOps1, 2 and 5). Here we… CONTINUE READING