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  • The light-sensitive conductance of melanopsin-expressing Joseph and Hesse cells in amphioxus 

    Pulido, Camila; Malagon, Gerardo; Ferrer, Camilo; Chen, Jun Kui; Angueyra, Juan Manuel; Nasi, Enrico; Gomez, Maria del Pilar (Rockefeller University Press, 2011-12-26)
    Two types of microvillar photoreceptors in the neural tube of amphioxus, an early chordate, sense light via melanopsin, the same photopigment as in “circadian” light detectors of higher vertebrates. Because in amphioxus ...