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Abnormal Electroretinograms in Visual Mutants of Drosophila

Hotta, Yoshiki and Benzer, Seymour (1969) Abnormal Electroretinograms in Visual Mutants of Drosophila. Nature, 222 (5191). pp. 354-356. ISSN 0028-0836. doi:10.1038/222354a0.

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Two mutants of Drosophila, tan and ebony, have normal eye pigments but show abnormalities in visual behaviour. Both show in their electroretinograms that the primary photoreception process occurs normally, but genetic defects block the usual consequent neural events. Ambient light has opposite effects on the two mutants.

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Additional Information:© 1969 Nature Publishing Group. Received December 9, 1968. We thank E. B. Lewis for many fly strains, and W. L. Pak for stimulating discussions. This work was supported by a grant from the US National Science Foundation.
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