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Tracing the evolution of vision… in fruit flies

August 24, 2019 - General

The function of the visual photopigment rhodopsin and its action in the retina to facilitate vision is well understood. However, there remain questions about other biological functions of this family of proteins (opsins) and this has ramifications for our understanding of several evolutionary pathways. Now, an international research team led by the University of Gottingen has shown there are other functions of opsin outside vision and…

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