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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (15): jeb242983.
Published: 06 August 2021
... characteristics of thin film reflectors, allowing simultaneous spectral and polarization changes, which may be important in intraspecific communication. Reflectance spectrum Structural coloration Wing scales Color vision Polarization vision European Office of Aerospace Research and Development...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (20): jeb229609.
Published: 18 October 2020
... chromatic visual acuity affects egg recognition in an avian brood parasite host species, the American robin. Brood parasitism Color vision Egg recognition Egg rejection Spatial vision Peak visual acuity of the robins is estimated to be 14.54 cycles per degree for lateral (foveal) vision...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (10): jeb165860.
Published: 22 May 2018
...Nicolas Lessios; Ronald L. Rutowski; Jonathan H. Cohen; Marcel E. Sayre; Nicholas J. Strausfeld ABSTRACT Animals that have true color vision possess several spectral classes of photoreceptors. Pancrustaceans (Hexapoda+Crustacea) that integrate spectral information about their reconstructed visual...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (10): jeb165878.
Published: 22 May 2018
... multiple photoreceptor classes and wavelength-specific behavior is needed to fully understand the selective pressures that drive opsin diversification and maintenance. We suggest that future studies which make inferences about color vision should continue to use integrative approaches incorporating...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (24): 3866–3874.
Published: 15 December 2016
... that these unorthodox insects have color vision, they raise the possibility that UV vision plays an important role in the ability of X. peckii males to find the very cryptic strepsipteran females that are situated within their wasp hosts. Because our initial analysis revealed the presence of a peak in the UV region...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (18): 2837–2843.
Published: 15 September 2016
... mating approaches of male buprestid beetles include two stages that use different spectral cues. Buprestidae Color vision Crypsis Flight Species recognition For arthropods, there have been extensive studies regarding the role of color preferences with respect to flower selection...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (15): 2377–2387.
Published: 01 August 2016
... conspecifics from co-mimics. Red–green color vision may be used to detect differences in red coloration on Heliconius wings, or for host–plant identification. Among nymphalids so far investigated, only H. erato is known to possess five spectral classes of photoreceptor; sexual dimorphism of the eye via...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (15): 2396–2401.
Published: 01 August 2016
... host plant species, seeking out a specific level of ambient illumination and possibly leaf brightness, but apparently ignoring leaf shape and color. Habitat selection Color vision Salticidae Visual search Forest Many arthropod species have evolved to thrive only within a narrow range...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (18): 3414–3421.
Published: 15 September 2013
... butterfly, Colias erate (Pieridae) . J. Exp. Biol.   212 , 2057 - 2064 . Awata   H. , Wakakuwa   M. , Arikawa   K. ( 2009 ). Evolution of color vision in pierid butterflies: blue opsin duplication, ommatidial heterogeneity and eye regionalization in Colias erate . J. Comp. Physiol...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (10): 1916–1923.
Published: 15 May 2013
.... 3 12 2012 30 1 2013 © 2013. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2013 color vision insect ommatidium opsin spectral sensitivity visual pigment The eyes of butterflies are composed of thousands of ommatidia, each containing nine photoreceptor cells, R1–9...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (6): 1041–1052.
Published: 15 March 2013
...Sergei L. Kondrashev; Taeko Miyazaki; Nina E. Lamash; Tohru Tsuchiya SUMMARY A complement of cone visual pigments was identified in the Japanese anchovy Engraulis japonicus , one of the engraulid fish species that has a retina specialized for polarization and color vision. The nature...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (19): 3442–3452.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Bret A. Moore; Patrice Baumhardt; Megan Doppler; Jacquelyn Randolet; Bradley F. Blackwell; Travis L. DeVault; Ellis R. Loew; Esteban Fernández-Juricic SUMMARY Color vision is not uniform across the retina because of differences in photoreceptor density and distribution. Retinal areas with a high...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (7): 1184–1191.
Published: 01 April 2012
.... In the trials testing for preference between red and orange 0.85 and orange 2.6, males chose red slightly more often, but these preferences were not statistically significant. In the present study, models of visual perception and behavioral tests of color vision were used to evaluate the ability...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (5): 770–777.
Published: 01 March 2011
... color vision coupled to a robust clock sense may be a mechanism that synchronizes and/or triggers invertebrate spawning occurring during evening twilight following the full moon. Opsins are a family of proteins that absorb photons with a carotenoid cofactor to initiate the photosensory transduction...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (24): 4240–4248.
Published: 15 December 2010
... trichromatic vision. * Author for correspondence ( john.layne@uc.edu ) 22 9 2010 © 2010. 2010 color vision photoreceptor visual pigment rhodopsin Uca pugilator fiddler crab Animal coloration has long been implicated in intraspecific signaling ( Darwin, 1871...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (4): 564–571.
Published: 15 February 2010
... . Menzel R. , Shmida A. ( 1993 ). The ecology of flower colors and the natural color-vision of insect pollinators: the Israeli flora as a study case . Biol. Rev. 68 , 81 - 120 . Nelder J. A. , Mead R. ( 1965 ). A simple method for function minimization . Comput. J. 7...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (22): 3762–3768.
Published: 15 November 2009
... with white claws or to those with black claws that were isoluminant to the red ones. This strongly suggests that male blue crabs made their choices based on the hue of the red claws, further suggesting that blue crabs are capable of color vision and use color in mate choice. * Author for correspondence...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (17): 2752–2758.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... Owls have three kinds of cone visual pigment( Bowmaker and Martin, 1978 ) and color vision ( Meyknecht, 1941 ; Ferens, 1947 ; Martin, 1974 ). No visual pigments with maximum absorptions in the violet–UV range have yet been found in owls. The reason for the presence of multifocal optical systems...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (11): 1805–1813.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of the butterfly visual pigments, the three major spectral classes are encoded by ancient duplications, which produced distinct UV, B and LW opsin genes. 26 11 2007 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2008 2008 eye evolution color vision photoreceptor rhodopsin visual pigment opsin sexual...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (3): 361–369.
Published: 01 February 2008
... of their opsin-based visual pigments in color vision can be assessed. In the present study, we demonstrate that the lycaenid Polyommatus icarus uses its duplicate blue (B2) opsin, BRh2 , in conjunction with its long-wavelength (LW) opsin, LWRh , to see color in the green part of the light spectrum extending up...
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