Springer Series in Vision Research

Evolution of Visual and Non-visual Pigments

Editors: Hunt, D.M., Hankins, M.W., Collin, S.P., Marshall, N.J. (Eds.)

  • Captures the latest research across both invertebrates and vertebrate photopigments
  • Presents data from molecular, electrophysiological, anatomical and even behavioural research
  • Highlights the discovery of non-visual pigments involved in irradiance detection and photoentrainmen
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Photopigments are molecules that react to light and mediate a number of processes and behaviours in animals. Visual pigments housed within the photoreceptors of the eye, such as the rods and cones in vertebrates are the best known, however, visual pigments are increasingly being found in other tissues, including other retinal cells, the skin and the brain. Other closely related molecules from the G protein family, such as melanopsin mediate light driven processes including circadian rhythmicity and pupil constriction.  This Volume examines the enormous diversity of visual pigments and traces the evolution of these G protein coupled receptors in both invertebrates and vertebrates in the context of the visual and non-visual demands dictated by a species’ ecological niche.

Reviews

“This is a bible of current research into the photochemistry, photobiology, and evolution of the visual systems and the pineal gland in vertebrates and invertebrates. … The book will benefit graduate students, seasoned investigators, and vision scientists interested in photoreceptors.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, January, 2017)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Evolution and Diversity of Pineal and Parapineal Photopigments

    Kawano-Yamashita, Emi (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • The Evolution and Function of Melanopsin in Craniates

    Davies, Wayne I. L. (et al.)

    Pages 23-63

  • The Evolution of Non-visual Photopigments in the Central Nervous System of Vertebrates

    Hankins, Mark W. (et al.)

    Pages 65-103

  • The Evolution of Invertebrate Photopigments and Photoreceptors

    Cronin, Thomas W. (et al.)

    Pages 105-135

  • Insect Photopigments: Photoreceptor Spectral Sensitivities and Visual Adaptations

    Arikawa, Kentaro (et al.)

    Pages 137-162

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4355-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4354-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7957-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution of Visual and Non-visual Pigments
Editors
  • David M. Hunt
  • Mark W. Hankins
  • Shaun P Collin
  • N. Justin Marshall
Series Title
Springer Series in Vision Research
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4355-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4355-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4354-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7957-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 276
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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