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Functional diversity in the color vision of cichlid fishes

Shai Sabbah1, Raico Lamela Laria1, Suzanne M Gray12 and Craig W Hawryshyn13*

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1 Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada

2 Department of Biology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1, Canada

3 Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada

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BMC Biology 2010, 8:133  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-133

Published: 28 October 2010

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Background isolation conditions for spectral sensitivity measurements. (a) The spectral irradiance provided under the various background isolation conditions. Background conditions: long-wavelength isolation (LW, red), control (green), Dim short wavelength (Dim SW, cyan) and short-wavelength isolation (SW, blue). (b) The quantum catches of the six possible cone mechanisms under each condition. Cone pigment: SWS1 (black), SWS2b (violet), SWS2a (blue), RH2b (green), RH2a (orange) and LWS (red). Cone quantum catches were calculated while setting the A2% of cones to 50 for the design of the background conditions.

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Summary of t-test results for the examination of the effect of sex on opsin gene expression.

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Primer specifications for cone opsin genes.

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Statistics of cone interactions for the most frequent cone pigment subset of each species.

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