Regional specialization in the eye of the sphingid moth Manduca sexta: blue sensitivity of the ventral retina.

@article{Bennett1997RegionalSI,
  title={Regional specialization in the eye of the sphingid moth Manduca sexta: blue sensitivity of the ventral retina.},
  author={Richard N. Bennett and Richard Henry. White and Jack Meadows},
  journal={Visual neuroscience},
  year={1997},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          523-6
        }
}
The compound eye of the tobacco hornworm moth Manduca sexta contains green-, blue-, and ultraviolet-sensitive photoreceptors. Electroretinogram spectral-sensitivity measurements were recorded from different regions of the retina in order to broadly map the distribution of the three receptor types. The relative contribution of the three receptors to spectral-sensitivity curves was estimated by fitting theoretical curves based on the absorption spectra of the three rhodopsins. This analysis… CONTINUE READING
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