Unconventional colour vision

Marshall, Justin and Arikawa, Kentaro (2014) Unconventional colour vision. Current Biology, 24 24: R1150-R1154. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.10.025

Author Marshall, Justin
Arikawa, Kentaro
Title Unconventional colour vision
Journal name Current Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-9822
Publication date 2014-12
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2014.10.025
Open Access Status
Volume 24
Issue 24
Start page R1150
End page R1154
Total pages 5
Place of publication Cambridge, MA, United States
Publisher Cell Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Butterflies and stomatopods are certainly outliers in their unconventional colour sense and despite some similarities at first glance, in fact sample the world of colour very differently. In one way, butterflies are relatively conventional, possessing either tri-or tetrachromatic colour vision, then just adding one or several task-specific sub-mechanisms onto this. It is the stomatopods so far that have really pushed the boat out into a different colour vision mechanism. Over 400 million years of independent evolution they have arrived at a solution with more in common with the way a satellite sensor examines the colours of the earth than other animals.
Keyword Mantis Shrimp
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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