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Experientia

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 246–249 | Cite as

Structural differences of cone ‘oil-droplets’ in the light and dark adapted retina ofPoecilia reticulata P.

  • Yvette W. Kunz
  • Christina Wise
Article

Summary

The vast majority of ‘oil-droplets’ in the dark and light-adapted retinal twin-cones ofPoecilia reticulata is of the ‘matrix-type’. In bright light (day light+overhead strip light) there occurs in some regions a very pronounced numerical change from ‘matrix’ to ‘cristate-type’, whereas other regions remain unaffected. The functional significance of these differences is discussed.

Keywords

Retina Structural Difference Functional Significance Bright Light Numerical Change 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yvette W. Kunz
    • 1
  • Christina Wise
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity CollegeDublin 4Ireland

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