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The lycaenid butterfly Polyommatus icarus uses a duplicated blue opsin to see green

Sison-Mangus, Marilou S., Briscoe, Adriana D., Zaccardi, Guillermo, 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.

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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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Item type:Article
Date:18 January 2008
Institutions:Central Institutions > University Library
Identification Number:
18203991PubMed ID
000253196400019Web of Science ID
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http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/content/full/211/3/361/DC1Supplementary Material
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
Item ID:2675
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