How do variables other than light, such as temperature, affect the evolution of the visual system? New research in PNAS by Chang lab postdoctoral fellow Gianni Castiglione et al. studied the vision pigment rhodopsin in nocturnal high-altitude catfishes, finding that the pigments kinetic rates have sped up at high altitudes in order to compensate for decreases in ambient temperature.
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- Convergence in the visual system at high altitudes January 12, 2018
- Insights into visual pigment adaptation and diversity January 12, 2018
- Directed evolution of ligand specificity in a GPCR January 12, 2018
- Retinal Diseases: Experimental comparisons of human and bovine rhodopsin July 12, 2017
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