Invertebrate Photoreceptors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127623504, 9781483220703

Invertebrate Photoreceptors

1st Edition

A Comparative Analysis

Authors: Jerome J. Wolken
eBook ISBN: 9781483220703
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 192
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Description

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

Acknowledgments

I. Photobiology

Introduction

Radiation

The Nature of Light

Photoreceptors

Photosensitivity and Pigments

Experimental Methods

II. The Protozoan Photoreceptor: Eyespot and Flagellum

Protozoa

Euglena gracilis

Photomotion

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

Crustacea

Molluscs

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

References

Appendix

Subject Index


Details

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

About the Author

Jerome J. Wolken