, Volume 38, Issue 12, pp 1450–1451 | Cite as

The photoreceptor cell in the pineal organ of the Japanese common newt

  • M. Kikuchi
  • K. Aoki
Short Communications Physiology, Pathophysiology


The photoreceptor cells in the pineal organ of the Japanese common newt are similar to typical vertebrate photoreceptors. It is supposed that the cells are responsible for the entrainment of locomotor rhythms as a consequence of their response to light.


Photoreceptor Cell Pineal Organ Locomotor Rhythm Typical Vertebrate Vertebrate Photoreceptor 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kikuchi
    • 1
  • K. Aoki
    • 1
  1. 1.Life Science InstituteSophia UniversityTokyoJapan

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