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Optic nerve responses to light stimulation in the bioluminescent terrestrial snail,Dyakia (Quantula) striata

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Journal
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A Physiology
0300-9629
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
89
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0300-9629(88)91046-8
Disciplines
  • Communication

Abstract

Abstract 1. 1. Dyakia is the world's only known bioluminescent terrestrial snail. 2. 2. Since Dyakia's bioluminescence may be involved in social communication, a study of the visual system was carried out. 3. 3. Extracellular recordings from the optic nerve revealed an on-response. 4. 4. Effects of varying light intensity, duration and wavelength were viewed. 5. 5. The on-response of Dyakia may be considerably more complex than that of other pulmonate snails.

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