SEMINAR: Snake Evolution and Vision.
|Snake Evolution and Vision. : Animal Biology Seminar Series
Much of what we know about the (especially molecular) details of
vertebrate vision physiology and evolution comes from studies of mammals,
birds and fish. 'Lower' tetrapods have thus far been relatively
Snakes would seem to be an especially interesting system for vision
biology studies for several reasons. They are a speciose and ecologically
diverse group; their eyes are highly divergent, even from their closest
reptilian relatives; and anatomical studies have demonstrated a great
diversity of retinal photoreceptor patterns. Snake eye
anatomy has also played an important role in debates about the ecology
of the ancestral snake. In this talk I will summarise some background data
and present new information that is coming to light through a joint
London-Perth research project.
Dr. David Gower.
Jennifer Arnold Lecture Theatre.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:00
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:00
Jessica Mountford <[email protected]>
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:58
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