Table 3

Frequency of cone pigment subsets across species and sex

Frequency (%)


M. zebra

M. auratus

P. taeniolatus


Subset

Cones

Female (6)

Male (5)

Female (4)

Male (7)

Female (5)

Male (7)


1

4

50.0

-

-

-

-

-

2

4

50.0

100.0

-

-

-

-

3

5

-

-

50.0

28.6

-

-

4

4

-

-

25.0

-

-

-

5

3

-

-

25.0

-

-

-

6

5

-

-

-

14.3

20.0

28.6

7

5

-

-

-

14.3

40.0

42.9

8

4

-

-

-

28.6

-

-

9

4

-

-

-

14.3

-

28.6

10

4

-

-

-

-

20.0

-

11

4

-

-

-

-

20.0

-


Frequency of cone pigment subsets in females and males of M. zebra, M. auratus and P. taeniolatus. Frequency of cone pigment subsets was calculated for each sex and each species on the basis of spectral sensitivity data. The sample size for each of the examined groups is indicated in parentheses.

Sabbah et al. BMC Biology 2010 8:133   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-133

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