Spatial control of photomechanical movements in the lateral eye of the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus

Abstract

This study asks whether photomechanical movements in the retinal cells of the lateral eye of the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, are controlled locally within each ommatidium, or whether they are a retinal array property involving lateral communication between ommatidia. Three experiments were performed. A small spot, a vertical slit down the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00359-002-0294-x

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