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The Verriest Lecture 2009: recent progress in understanding mammalian color vision.
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PMID:  20883325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
There have been significant advances in our understanding of mammalian color vision over the past 15 years. This paper reviews a number of topics that have been central to these recent efforts, including: (1) the extent and nature of ultraviolet vision in mammals, (2) the evolutionary loss of short-wavelength-sensitive cones in some mammals, (3) the possible roles of rod signals in mammalian color vision, (4) the evolution of mammalian color vision, and (5) recent laboratory investigations of animal color vision. Successes in linking opsin genes and photopigments to color vision have been key to the progress made on each of these issues.
Authors:
Gerald H Jacobs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1475-1313     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Physiol Opt     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8208839     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Physiol Opt     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  422-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 The Author, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics © 2010 The College of Optometrists.
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA. jacobs@psych.ucsb.edu
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