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Curr Biol. 2011 Jan 11;21(1):R25-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.11.063.

Photoreceptors: unconventional ways of seeing.

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Institute of Cell and Developmental Biology, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Chemin du Musée 10, 1700, Fribourg, Switzerland.

Abstract

Animals perceive light typically by photoreceptor neurons assembled in eyes, but some also use non-eye photosensory neurons. Multidendritic neurons in the body wall of Drosophila larvae have now been shown to use an unconventional phototransduction mechanism to sense light.

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21215932
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2010.11.063
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