Role of exchange and dipolar interactions in the radical pair model of the avian magnetic compass.

Abstract

It is not yet understood how migratory birds sense the Earth's magnetic field as a source of compass information. One suggestion is that the magnetoreceptor involves a photochemical reaction whose product yields are sensitive to external magnetic fields. Specifically, a flavin-tryptophan radical pair is supposedly formed by photoinduced sequential electron… (More)

Topics

Cite this paper

@article{Efimova2008RoleOE, title={Role of exchange and dipolar interactions in the radical pair model of the avian magnetic compass.}, author={Olga Efimova and P J Hore}, journal={Biophysical journal}, year={2008}, volume={94 5}, pages={1565-74} }