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Spectral Sensitivity of the Scallop Pecten maximus.
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PMID:  17799983     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The spectral sensitivity of the scallop Pecten maximus was determined behavorially; the shadow reflex was used as the index of sensitivity. The photopic visibility curve displays two prominent peaks, one at approximately 480 mmicro, and the other with wavelength maximum at approximately 540 mmicro. Reduction of background illumination results in a great increase in sensitivity at 480 mmicro relative to the 540-mmicro peak. This suggests that the scallop may possess photoreceptors that behave like rods in vertebrates. sensitivity of this animal.
J R Cronly-Dillon
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  151     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1966 Jan 
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Created Date:  2010-06-07     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-6     Citation Subset:  -    
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