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Cryptochromes-a potential magnetoreceptor: what do we know and what do we want to know?

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Publiceringsår: 2010
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: S147-S162
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Journal of the Royal Society - Interface
Volym: 7
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Royal Society

Sammanfattning

Cryptochromes have been suggested to be the primary magnetoreceptor molecules underlying light-dependent magnetic compass detection in migratory birds. Here we review and evaluate (i) what is known about these candidate magnetoreceptor molecules, (ii) what characteristics cryptochrome molecules must fulfil to possibly underlie light-dependent, radical pair based magnetoreception, (iii) what evidence supports the involvement of cryptochromes in magnetoreception, and (iv) what needs to be addressed in future research. The review focuses primarily on our knowledge of cryptochromes in the context of magnetoreception.

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Nyckelord

  • Biology and Life Sciences
  • night-migratory birds
  • migration
  • bird
  • magnetic sense
  • orientation and navigation
  • magnetic compass

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  • ISSN: 1742-5689

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