Approximate λmax values of cone visual pigments, where known, in different bird species

Range Table - link nm
Organism Birds
Reference Frentiu FD, Briscoe AD. A butterfly eye's view of birds. Bioessays. 2008 Nov30(11-12):1151-62. doi: 10.1002/bies.20828 p.1155 table 2PubMed ID18937365
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Comments P.1159 left column top paragraph: "In fact, [investigators’] BLAST searches of GenBank yielded only four bird LWS [long wavelength sensitive] opsin sequences, chicken (Gallus gallus), canary (Serinus canaria), pigeon (Columba livia) and zebrafinch (Taeniopygia guttata), which are nearly identical in terms of the λmax values of the pigments they encode (Table 2). (By way of comparison, there are >50 LW [long wavelength] opsin gene sequences currently available for butterflies). It would be very interesting to sample this gene in species for which spectral data are also available for the LWS pigment (e.g. Table 2, un-bolded species)."
Entered by Uri M
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