The spectral sensitivity of the lens eyes of a box jellyfish, Tripedalia cystophora (Conant)

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The spectral sensitivity of the lens eyes of a box jellyfish, Tripedalia cystophora (Conant). / Coates, Melissa M; Garm, Anders; Theobald, Jamie C; Thompson, Stuart H; Nilsson, Dan-Eric.

I: Journal of Experimental Biology, Bind 209, Nr. Pt 19, 2006, s. 3758-65.

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Coates, MM, Garm, A, Theobald, JC, Thompson, SH & Nilsson, D-E 2006, 'The spectral sensitivity of the lens eyes of a box jellyfish, Tripedalia cystophora (Conant)', Journal of Experimental Biology, bind 209, nr. Pt 19, s. 3758-65. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.02431

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Coates, M. M., Garm, A., Theobald, J. C., Thompson, S. H., & Nilsson, D-E. (2006). The spectral sensitivity of the lens eyes of a box jellyfish, Tripedalia cystophora (Conant). Journal of Experimental Biology, 209(Pt 19), 3758-65. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.02431

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Coates MM, Garm A, Theobald JC, Thompson SH, Nilsson D-E. The spectral sensitivity of the lens eyes of a box jellyfish, Tripedalia cystophora (Conant). Journal of Experimental Biology. 2006;209(Pt 19):3758-65. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.02431

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Coates, Melissa M ; Garm, Anders ; Theobald, Jamie C ; Thompson, Stuart H ; Nilsson, Dan-Eric. / The spectral sensitivity of the lens eyes of a box jellyfish, Tripedalia cystophora (Conant). I: Journal of Experimental Biology. 2006 ; Bind 209, Nr. Pt 19. s. 3758-65.

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title = "The spectral sensitivity of the lens eyes of a box jellyfish, Tripedalia cystophora (Conant)",
abstract = "Box jellyfish, or cubomedusae (class Cubozoa), are unique among the Cnidaria in possessing lens eyes similar in morphology to those of vertebrates and cephalopods. Although these eyes were described over 100 years ago, there has been no work done on their electrophysiological responses to light. We used an electroretinogram (ERG) technique to measure spectral sensitivity of the lens eyes of the Caribbean species Tripedalia cystophora. The cubomedusae have two kinds of lens eyes, the lower and upper lens eyes. We found that both lens eye types have similar spectral sensitivities, which likely result from the presence of a single receptor type containing a single opsin. The peak sensitivity is to blue-green light. Visual pigment template fits indicate a vitamin A-1 based opsin with peak sensitivity near 500 nm for both eye types.",
author = "Coates, {Melissa M} and Anders Garm and Theobald, {Jamie C} and Thompson, {Stuart H} and Dan-Eric Nilsson",
note = "Keywords: Animals; Cubozoa; Electroretinography; Lens, Crystalline; Photoreceptor Cells, Invertebrate; Rod Opsins; Spectrum Analysis",
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AU - Theobald, Jamie C

AU - Thompson, Stuart H

AU - Nilsson, Dan-Eric

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N2 - Box jellyfish, or cubomedusae (class Cubozoa), are unique among the Cnidaria in possessing lens eyes similar in morphology to those of vertebrates and cephalopods. Although these eyes were described over 100 years ago, there has been no work done on their electrophysiological responses to light. We used an electroretinogram (ERG) technique to measure spectral sensitivity of the lens eyes of the Caribbean species Tripedalia cystophora. The cubomedusae have two kinds of lens eyes, the lower and upper lens eyes. We found that both lens eye types have similar spectral sensitivities, which likely result from the presence of a single receptor type containing a single opsin. The peak sensitivity is to blue-green light. Visual pigment template fits indicate a vitamin A-1 based opsin with peak sensitivity near 500 nm for both eye types.

AB - Box jellyfish, or cubomedusae (class Cubozoa), are unique among the Cnidaria in possessing lens eyes similar in morphology to those of vertebrates and cephalopods. Although these eyes were described over 100 years ago, there has been no work done on their electrophysiological responses to light. We used an electroretinogram (ERG) technique to measure spectral sensitivity of the lens eyes of the Caribbean species Tripedalia cystophora. The cubomedusae have two kinds of lens eyes, the lower and upper lens eyes. We found that both lens eye types have similar spectral sensitivities, which likely result from the presence of a single receptor type containing a single opsin. The peak sensitivity is to blue-green light. Visual pigment template fits indicate a vitamin A-1 based opsin with peak sensitivity near 500 nm for both eye types.

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DO - 10.1242/jeb.02431

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