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Will he still look good with the lights on? Spectral tuning of visual pigments in fish

Julia C Jones, Helen M Gunter and Axel Meyer*

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Lehrstuhl für Zoologie und Evolutionsbiologie, Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, D-78476 Konstanz, Germany

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Journal of Biology 2008, 7:26  doi:10.1186/jbiol86

Published: 25 September 2008


Visual perception is a key element in evolution, as it is required for many life processes. Two recent studies in BMC Biology and BMC Evolutionary Biology shed light on the genetic determinants of color detection in strikingly colored fish.