A frog’s eye view: Foundational revelations and future promises

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Donner , K & Yovanovich , C 2020 , ' A frog’s eye view: Foundational revelations and future promises ' , Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology , vol. 106 , pp. 72-85 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.semcdb.2020.05.011

Title: A frog’s eye view: Foundational revelations and future promises
Author: Donner, Kristian; Yovanovich, Carola
Contributor organization: Physiology and Neuroscience (-2020)
Kristian Donner / Principal Investigator
Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Programme
Date: 2020-10
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology
ISSN: 1084-9521
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.semcdb.2020.05.011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/319815
Abstract: From the mid-19th century until the 1980's, frogs and toads provided important research models for many fundamental questions in visual neuroscience. In the present century, they have been largely neglected. Yet they are animals with highly developed vision, a complex retina built on the basic vertebrate plan, an accessible brain, and an experimentally useful behavioural repertoire. They also offer a rich diversity of species and life histories on a reasonably restricted physiological and evolutionary background. We suggest that important insights may be gained from revisiting classical questions in anurans with state-of-the-art methods. At the input to the system, this especially concerns the molecular evolution of visual pigments and photoreceptors, at the output, the relation between retinal signals, brain processing and behavioural decision-making.
Subject: 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
Visual pigment Photoreceptor Retina Ganglion cell Neuroethology Anura
Visual pigment
Photoreceptor
Retina
Ganglion cell
Neuroethology
Anura
RETINAL GANGLION-CELLS
GREEN ROD PHOTORECEPTORS
VISUAL PIGMENTS
SPECTRAL SENSITIVITY
DARK NOISE
BUFO-BUFO
MEMBRANE CURRENT
VITAMIN-A
ABSORPTION-SPECTRA
ANURAN AMPHIBIANS
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
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