Predictable implications of random photon absorption for photoreceptors' gain control


Light intensities change enormously in terrestrial environments, from murky starlit night to scorching daylight [1]. Photoreceptors of land animals have evolved with specialized photon absorption structures and adaptive mechanisms to cope with this large input range. They can effectively encode the vastly varying light intensities to macroscopic voltage… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2202-16-S1-P112