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Photosensitivity in sponge due to cytochrome c oxidase?

Publiceringsår: 2009
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 755-757
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences
Volym: 8
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift
Förlag: Royal Society of Chemistry


An action spectrum for photosensitivity in sponge larvae

published by Leys et al. [J. Comp. Physiol., A, 2002, 188,

199–202] was interpreted by the authors as being due to a

combination of light absorption by flavin or carotenoid in

the blue region, and another pigment such as pterin in the

long-wavelength region. Here we show here that their action

spectrum closely matches the absorption spectrum of reduced

cytochrome c oxidase that is present in sponges, and compare

with other photoreactions which are thought to be due to this



  • Biological Sciences
  • action spectrum
  • Haliclona
  • photoperception
  • photoreceptor
  • Reniera
  • sponge
  • cytochrome c oxidase


  • Photobiology
  • Photobiology-lup-obsolete
  • ISSN: 1474-9092

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