The photoreceptors and visual pigments of the garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis): a microspectrophotometric, scanning electron microscopic and immunocytochemical study

@article{Sillman1997ThePA,
  title={The photoreceptors and visual pigments of the garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis): a microspectrophotometric, scanning electron microscopic and immunocytochemical study},
  author={A. Sillman and V. Govardovskii and P. R{\"o}hlich and J. Southard and E. Loew},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={1997},
  volume={181},
  pages={89-101}
}
  • A. Sillman, V. Govardovskii, +2 authors E. Loew
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
  • Abstract Scanning electron microscopy, immunocytochemistry, and single cell microspectrophotometry were employed to characterize the photoreceptors and visual pigments in the retina of the garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis. The photoreceptor population was found to be comprised entirely of cones, of which four distinct types were identified. About 45.5% of the photoreceptors are double cones consisting of a large principal member joined near the outer segment with a much smaller accessory… CONTINUE READING
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