Visual pigments: trading noise for fast recovery

Osorio, D and Nilsson, D-E (2004) Visual pigments: trading noise for fast recovery. Current Biology, 14 (24). R1051-R1053. ISSN 0960-9822

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Spontaneous activation of rhodopsin without light absorption occurs at a much lower rate in rod photoreceptors and insect rhabdoms than in cones. The difference lies in the pigment molecules themselves, and has implications for the design of visual photoreceptors.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: rhodopsin, noise, cone, rhabdom
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Biology and Environmental Science
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Depositing User: Daniel ColacoOsorio
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 15:03
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