Mammalian vision: rods are a bargain.

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To maintain resting potentials in darkness, rod and cone photoreceptors incur a significant energy cost. But in brighter light, rods become energetically 'cheaper' than cones, which might explain the evolution of the vertebrate duplex retina.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R69-R71
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • Zoology


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