ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-961014-820
Larval and adult visual pigments of the zebrafish, Brachydanio rerio
Nawrocki, L., BreMiller, R., Streisinger, G., and Kaplan, M.
Date: 1985
Source: Vision Research 25: 1569-1576 (Journal)
Registered Authors: BreMiller, Ruth, Nawrocki, L.W., Streisinger, George
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms: Aging; Animals; Cyprinidae/growth & development; Cyprinidae/metabolism*; Dark Adaptation (all 12) expand
PubMed: 3832580 Full text @ Vision Res.
ABSTRACT
Photoreceptors of adult and larval zebrafish were assayed by microspectrophotometry to characterize their visual pigments, and to determine when the visual pigments first appear during development. Short single cone outer segments contained a pigment with a lambdamax near 417 nm. Long single cones and long members of double cone outer segments contained a pigment with a lambdamax near 480 nm. Short members of double cone outer segments contained a pigment with a lambdamax near 556 nm. Rod outer segments contained a rhodopsin with a lambdamax near 501 nm. All four visual pigment types found in adult photoreceptors were present in the earliest measurable larval photoreceptors.
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