Faculté des sciences

Photoreceptors: unconventional ways of seeing

Diaz, Naryttza N. ; Sprecher, Simon G.

In: Current Biology, 2011, vol. 21, no. 1, p. R25-R27

Animals perceive light typically by photoreceptor neurons assembled in eyes, but some also use non-eye photosensory neurons. Multidendritic neurons in the body wall of Drosophila larvae have now been shown to use an unconventional phototransduction mechanism to sense light. Plus

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    Summary
    Animals perceive light typically by photoreceptor neurons assembled in eyes, but some also use non-eye photosensory neurons. Multidendritic neurons in the body wall of Drosophila larvae have now been shown to use an unconventional phototransduction mechanism to sense light.