Ultraviolet polarisation sensitivity in the stomatopod crustacean Odontodactylus scyllarus

Kleinlogel, Sonja and Marshall, N. Justin (2009) Ultraviolet polarisation sensitivity in the stomatopod crustacean Odontodactylus scyllarus. Journal of Comparative Physiology and Neuroethology Sensory Neural And Behavioral Physiology, 195 12: 1153-1162. doi:10.1007/s00359-009-0491-y


Author Kleinlogel, Sonja
Marshall, N. Justin
Title Ultraviolet polarisation sensitivity in the stomatopod crustacean Odontodactylus scyllarus
Journal name Journal of Comparative Physiology and Neuroethology Sensory Neural And Behavioral Physiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0340-7594
Publication date 2009-11
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s00359-009-0491-y
Volume 195
Issue 12
Start page 1153
End page 1162
Total pages 10
Editor Friedrich Barth
Place of publication Germany
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
960507 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
060805 Animal Neurobiology
Abstract The ommatidia of crustacean eyes typically contain two classes of photoreceptors with orthogonally oriented microvilli. These receptors provide the basis for two-channel polarisation vision in the blue-green spectrum. The retinae of gonodactyloid stomatopod crustaceans possess a great variety of structural specialisations for elaborate polarisation vision. One type of specialisation is found in the small, distally placed R8 cells within the two most ventral rows of the mid-band. These ultraviolet-sensitive photoreceptors produce parallel microvilli, a feature suggestive for polarisation-sensitive photoreceptors. Here, we show by means of intracellular recordings combined with dye-injections that in the gonodactyloid species Odontodactylus scyllarus, the R8 cells of mid-band rows 5 and 6 are sensitive to linear polarised ultraviolet light. We show that mid-band row 5 R8 cells respond maximally to light with an e-vector oriented parallel to the mid-band, whereas mid-band row 6 R8 cells respond maximally to light with an e-vector oriented perpendicular to the mid-band. This orthogonal arrangement of ultraviolet-sensitive receptor cells could support ultraviolet polarisation vision. R8 cells of rows 5 and 6 are known to act as quarter-wave retarders around 500 nm and thus are the first photoreceptor type described with a potential dual role in polarisation vision.
Keyword Crustacea
Ultraviolet vision
Polarisation vision
Intracellular recordings
Photoreceptor
Mantis Shrimps Crustacea
Compound Eyes
E-vector
Vision
Light
Waters
Photoreceps
Pattern
Lamina
Fishes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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