Sensory adaptation: Tunable colour vision in a mantis shrimp

Cronin, Thomas W., Caldwell, Roy L. and Marshall, Justin (2001) Sensory adaptation: Tunable colour vision in a mantis shrimp. Nature, 411 6837: 547-548. doi:10.1038/35079184


Author Cronin, Thomas W.
Caldwell, Roy L.
Marshall, Justin
Title Sensory adaptation: Tunable colour vision in a mantis shrimp
Journal name Nature   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0028-0836
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/35079184
Volume 411
Issue 6837
Start page 547
End page 548
Total pages 2
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject 06 Biological Sciences
Abstract Systems of colour vision are normally identical in all members of a species, but a single design may not be adequate for species living in a diverse range of light environments. Here we show that in the mantis shrimp Haptosquilla trispinosa, which occupies a range of depths in the ocean, long-wavelength colour receptors are individually tuned to the local light environment. The spectral sensitivity of specific classes of photoreceptor is adjusted by filters that vary between individuals.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biomedical Sciences Publications
 
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