Zoochromes and Sensory Perception

  • Arthur E. Needham
Part of the Zoophysiology and Ecology book series (ZOOPHYSIOLOGY, volume 3)

Abstract

It seems probable that chromes play a part in the function of most sense cells and the primary function of chromatophores (p. 141) in response to various types of external signal is relevant here. At present little is known of the rÔle except in photoperceptors but chromes are present in other sensory epithelia.

Keywords

Chrome Retina Quinone Bark Bivalve 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur E. Needham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyOxfordGreat Britain

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