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Evidence for a sensitising pigment in fly photoreceptors

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Kirschfeld,  K
Former Department Comparative Neurobiology, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Kirschfeld, K., Franceschini, N., & Minke, B. (1977). Evidence for a sensitising pigment in fly photoreceptors. Nature, 269(5627), 386-390. doi:10.1038/269386a0.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-F154-D
Abstract
Many photoreceptor cells in invertebrates have a dual-peak spectral sensitivity. Evidence is presented that in fly photoreceptors the ultraviolet peak is due to a photostable pigment that absorbs light quanta and transfers the energy to the blue-absorbing visual pigment.