© 1986

The Molecular Mechanism of Photoreception

Report of the Dahlem Workshop on the Molecular Mechanism of Photoreception Berlin 1984, November 25–30

  • Editors
  • H. Stieve
Conference proceedings

Part of the Dahlem Workshop Reports book series (DAHLEM, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. H. Stieve
    Pages 1-10
  3. P. A. McNaughton, B. J. Nunn, A. L. Hodgkin
    Pages 79-92
  4. T. D. Lamb
    Pages 267-286
  5. A. Borsellino, L. Cervetto, V. Torre
    Pages 327-351

About these proceedings


very important, especially the comparison of vertebrate and invertebrate transduction mechanisms. The workshop was very successful and the outcome of the discussions proved it worth the effort. To no small extent has that success been made possible by Dr. Silke Bernhard who with a combination of authority and charm together with her extremely efficient and dedicated staff organized this workshop, providing the conditions and framework for a scientific debate of outstanding quality in a friendly and pleasant atmosphere. The great majority of participants were also very committed to making this workshop successful. Besides the reports of the four discussion groups, this publication contains the background papers which were revised by the authors partly as a result of suggestions of some participants. I hope this book will give a fair overview of the state of our knowledge of research in visual transduction. It was a pleasure to edit, especially because of the friendly and very efficient commitment of K. Geue, J. Lupp, and A. Eckert and the cooperativeness of most of the contributors. Particularly I would like to acknowledge gratefully the extensive efforts and patience of the four rapporteurs, M.L. Applebury, W.H. Miller, W.G. Owen, and E.N. Pugh, Jr., in compiling, writing, and revising the group reports. REFERENCES (1) Altman, J. 1985. Sensory transduction, new visions in photoreception. Nature 313: 264-265. (2) Hagins, W.A. 1972. The visual process: Excitatory mechanisms in the primary receptor cells. Ann. Rev. Biophys. Bioeng. 1: 131-158.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Molecular Mechanism of Photoreception
  • Book Subtitle Report of the Dahlem Workshop on the Molecular Mechanism of Photoreception Berlin 1984, November 25–30
  • Editors Henning Stieve
  • Series Title Dahlem Workshop Reports
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-15363-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-70446-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-70444-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 510
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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