Visual Pigment Genes: Evolution
Published Online: 30 APR 2008
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
How to Cite
Yokoyama, S. 2008. Visual Pigment Genes: Evolution. eLS. .
- Published Online: 30 APR 2008
More than 100 visual pigment genes have been cloned from a diverse range of vertebrates. Comparative sequence analyses of these genes and in vitro assays of engineered visual pigments have been used to elucidate not only the molecular bases of color vision but also the processes of adaptive evolution at the molecular level.
- visual pigments;
- absorption spectra;
- adaptive evolution