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Toad and frog rod photocurrents

Authors
Journal
Neuroscience Letters
0304-3940
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
30
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0304-3940(82)90281-6
Keywords
  • Rod Photoreceptor
  • Photocurrent
  • Visual Transduction
  • Visual Sensitivity
  • Sensation
  • Frog
  • Toad

Abstract

Abstract The size of Bufo marinus and Rana pipiens rod photocurrents is similar affected by changes in flash intensity. These species rods produce similar photocurrents during steady illumination, to which they both adapt. Thus, their transduction mechanisms are probably alike. Previous reports that frog and toad rod responses are different may have resulted from the use of an unusual procedure in which the rod outer segment was isolated from its inner segment.

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