Ultra-violet photoreceptors in the animal kingdom: their distribution and function

Martin J. Tovée*

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Abstract

Until very recently, the role of ultra-violet (UV) colour perception in vertebrate and invertebrate vision has largely been ignored. However, in the past few years, a host of detailed information has become available on the widespread distribution of UV receptors in different species - from insects to mammals - and the important functions they seem to play in navigation, foraging, intraspecies communication and the control of circadian rhythms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-460
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Ecology & Evolution
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes

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