Invertebrate Photoreceptors

Invertebrate Photoreceptors

A Comparative Analysis

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Author: Jerome J. Wolken
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220703

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Invertebrate Photoreceptors: A Comparative Analysis covers the structure and pigment chemistry of invertebrate photoreceptors. The book discusses the photobehavior and photoreceptor systems of invertebrate animals; the protozoan photoreceptor; and the compound eye. The text also describes the crustacean and mollusc eyes; the vertebrate retinal photoreceptors; and the invertebrate eye and its visual pigments. The book concludes with discussions on primitive photoreceptors; spectral sensitivity, pigments, and color vision; and polarized light analysis. Biologists and people involved in the study of invertebrate photobiology will find the text invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    I. Photobiology



    The Nature of Light


    Photosensitivity and Pigments

    Experimental Methods

    II. The Protozoan Photoreceptor: Eyespot and Flagellum


    Euglena gracilis


    Photoreceptor Pigment

    The Flagellum and Excitation

    III. The Compound Eye

    Imaging Eyes

    Compound Eye Structure

    Insect Compound Eyes

    Related Discussion

    IV. Crustacea and Mollusc Eyes



    The Rhabdom Structure

    V. The Vertebrate Retinal Photoreceptors

    The Retinal Rod

    Vertebrate Visual Pigments

    Molecular Structure of the Retinal Rod

    VI. The Invertebrate Eye and Its Visual Pigments

    The Visual Pigments

    Accessory and Screening Pigments

    Concluding Remarks

    VII. Summary and Concluding Thoughts

    Primitive Photoreceptors

    Visual Photoreceptors

    Photoreceptor Molecules

    Spectral Sensitivity, Pigments, and Color Vision

    Polarized Light Analysis

    Photoreceptor Evolution



    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220703

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Jerome J. Wolken

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