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  • n. Plural form of photopigment.


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  • But if he insists, many teleosts have a greater diversity of photopigments and can see colors we can't even imagine…so humans are once again also-rans in the color vision department.

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  • Invertebrates and vertebrates use very similar photopigments (rhabdomyeric and cilliary opsins respectively) and related adaptor proteins, but different final pathways (more about this later).

    Blind Mice vs Behe; the Evolution of Vision - The Panda's Thumb

  • The following story dramatizes how photopigments determine what one can see.

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  • Still, the experiment demonstrates that photopigments select what one can see; changing those photopigments would change one's vision.

    Mind Hacks: August 2005 Archives

  • If the retina could be encouraged to use some alternative form of vitamin A in its manufacture of photopigments, the spectral sensitivity of those photopigments would be abnormal, perhaps extending into infrared radiation.

    Mind Hacks: August 2005 Archives

  • Normally, it is impossible to see infrared radiation because, as pointed out earlier, the wavelengths are too long for human photopigments.

    Mind Hacks: August 2005 Archives

  • Chromophore bleaching is a phenomenon of fundamental importance for multiple life functions such as vision that is based on the photobleaching of photopigments, opsins, in the retina

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  • The male monkeys now possessed the necessary photopigments to see all colours and were able to correctly pick out red from green on computer image tests.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • This prompted others to look at other potential photopigments and they discovered melanopsin.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • In one group of robins, the team removed cluster N, a brain region involved in processing signals from the "pair-forming photopigments" in the eyes thought to relay magnetic compass information.

    New Scientist - Online News


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