Visual phototransduction components in cephalopod chromatophores suggest dermal photoreception

  title={Visual phototransduction components in cephalopod chromatophores suggest dermal photoreception},
  author={Alexandra C. N. Kingston and Alan M. Kuzirian and Roger T. Hanlon and Thomas W. Cronin},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Biology},
  pages={1596 - 1602}
Cephalopod mollusks are renowned for their colorful and dynamic body patterns, produced by an assemblage of skin components that interact with light. [] Key Result RT-PCR revealed the presence of transcripts encoding rhodopsin and retinochrome within the retinas and skin of the squid Doryteuthis pealeii, and the cuttlefish Sepia officinalis and Sepia latimanus. In D. pealeii, Gqα and squid TRP channel transcripts were present in the retina and in all dermal samples.

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