Sensory evolution: A dazzling hack to cope with bright light in owls and whales

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Sammanfattning

When exposed to sudden changes in light intensity, rod-dominated retinas of animals with highly sensitive dim-vision risk critical damage. A new study finds that owls and deep-diving whales have evolved an identical photoprotection mechanism to delay toxic all-trans retinal release, a discovery with potential medical implications.

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)R1200-R1202
TidskriftCurrent Biology
Volym33
Nummer22
DOI
StatusPublished - 2023 nov. 20

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Zoologi
  • Evolutionsbiologi

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