Sison-Mangus, Marilou S. and Briscoe, Adriana D. and Zaccardi, Guillermo and Knüttel, Helge and Kelber, Almut (2008) The lycaenid butterfly Polyommatus icarus uses a duplicated blue opsin to see green. The Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB) 211 (3), pp. 361-369.
The functional significance of gene duplication is rarely addressed at the level of animal behavior. Butterflies are excellent models in this regard because they can be trained and the use 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 ...
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|Date:||18 January 2008|
|Institutions:||Central Institutions > University Library|
|Keywords:||lycaenid, color vision, visual pigment, filter pigment, butterfly, opsin|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||No|
|Deposited on:||22 Jan 2008 16:30|
|Last modified:||10 Jul 2014 15:59|