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Light perception: more than meets the eyes


Mueller, Kaspar P; Neuhauss, Stephan C F (2012). Light perception: more than meets the eyes. Current Biology, 22(21):R912-R914.

Abstract

Larval zebrafish lacking eyes and pineal organ show elevated activity levels and undirected light-seeking behaviour upon loss of illumination. This behaviour, termed dark photokinesis, is mediated by hypothalamic deep brain photoreceptors expressing melanopsin.

Abstract

Larval zebrafish lacking eyes and pineal organ show elevated activity levels and undirected light-seeking behaviour upon loss of illumination. This behaviour, termed dark photokinesis, is mediated by hypothalamic deep brain photoreceptors expressing melanopsin.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Life Sciences > General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Language:English
Date:6 November 2012
Deposited On:30 Nov 2012 13:48
Last Modified:11 Mar 2020 23:58
Publisher:Cell Press
ISSN:0960-9822
OA Status:Hybrid
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.08.038
PubMed ID:23137685

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