Microspectrophotometric determinations of rod visual pigments in some adult and larval Australian amphibians

J. C. Partridge, P. Speare, S. Shand, W. R.A. Muntz, D. Mc B. Williams

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Abstract

Visual pigments from the red rods of adults of eight species of Australian anuran amphibians, from a variety of habitats, were analyzed by microspectrophotometry. The Amaxin all cases fell between 502 nm and 506 nm, and the absorption spectra were well fitted by an A1-based visual pigment template curve. Red rod pigments were also analyzed for a number of tadpoles. In some cases the data were best fitted with an A1-based visual pigment template, in other cases with an A2-based template, and finally some tadpoles appeared to have mixtures of the two pigments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-142
Number of pages6
JournalVisual Neuroscience
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

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