Peak amplitude of unit quantal event

Value 0.7 pA
Organism Macaque Macaca fascicularis
Reference Baylor DA, Nunn BJ, Schnapf JL. The photocurrent, noise and spectral sensitivity of rods of the monkey Macaca fascicularis. J Physiol. 1984 Dec357: 575-607. p.586 paragraph above bottom paragraph and p.602 bottom paragraphPubMed ID6512705
Method Recording membrane current from single outer segments projecting from small pieces of retina.
Comments The calculated and experimental histograms are in satisfactory agreement, supporting the idea that the response to dim flashes consisted of a Poisson-distributed number of unit responses each around 0.7 pA in amplitude.
Entered by Uri M
ID 107387