Opsins in Limulus eyes: characterization of three visible light-sensitive opsins unique to and co-expressed in median eye photoreceptors and a peropsin/RGR that is expressed in all eyes.

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The eyes of the horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemus have long been used for studies of basic mechanisms of vision, and the structure and physiology of Limulus photoreceptors have been examined in detail. Less is known about the opsins Limulus photoreceptors express. We previously characterized a UV opsin (LpUVOps1) that is expressed in all three types of… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.116087

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@article{Battelle2015OpsinsIL, title={Opsins in Limulus eyes: characterization of three visible light-sensitive opsins unique to and co-expressed in median eye photoreceptors and a peropsin/RGR that is expressed in all eyes.}, author={B. - A. Battelle and Karen E. Kempler and Spencer R. Saraf and Catherine E. Marten and Donald R. Dugger and Daniel I. Speiser and Todd H. Oakley}, journal={The Journal of experimental biology}, year={2015}, volume={218 Pt 3}, pages={466-79} }