Physiological characterization of the compound eye in monarch butterflies with focus on the dorsal rim area

@article{Stalleicken2005PhysiologicalCO,
  title={Physiological characterization of the compound eye in monarch butterflies with focus on the dorsal rim area},
  author={Julia Stalleicken and T. Labhart and H. Mouritsen},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2005},
  volume={192},
  pages={321-331}
}
  • Julia Stalleicken, T. Labhart, H. Mouritsen
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
  • The spectral, angular and polarization sensitivities of photoreceptors in the compound eye of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) are examined using electrophysiological methods. Intracellular recordings reveal a spectrally homogenous population of UV receptors with optical axes directed upwards and ≥10° to the contralateral side. Based on optical considerations and on the opsin expression pattern (Sauman et al. 2005), we conclude that these UV receptors belong to the anatomically… CONTINUE READING
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