Photoreceptor distribution in the retinas of subprimate mammals

Ágoston Szél, Ákos Lukáts, Tibor Fekete, Zsuzsanna Szepessy, Pál Röhlich

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Abstract

Relevant data on the distribution of color cones are summarized, with special emphasis on the marked dorso- ventral asymmetries observed in a number of mammalian species. In addition, an overview is given of studies that demonstrate the coexistence of two visual pigments within the same cone cell. The biological significance of these phenomena is discussed in conjunction with comparative immunocytochemical analyses of subprimate retinas. Based on various cone distribution patterns and temporal and spatial visual pigment coexpression, two models of cone photoreceptor differentiation are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-579
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2000

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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