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Trends Neurosci. 2001 May;24(5):248-50.

The uncommon retina of the common house mouse.

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Dept of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226-4812, USA. mneitz@mcw.edu

Abstract

Unlike most mammals, most cones in house mouse retina express two opsins, one sensitive to UV-light, and another sensitive to middle-wavelengths. Is the mouse unique, having a single cone type that normally expresses two opsins? Or is the mouse a typical mammal having two cone types, but a species wide mutation results in co-expression of two opsins?

PMID:
11311361
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