Cellular Basis of Colour Vision in the Honey Bee

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AFTER exposure to light, the rhabdomeres1,2 and cytoplasmic components3,4 of the visual cells of invertebrates undergo structural changes. These changes are important, for they contribute to an understanding of the mechanism of perception of polarized light in arthropods5, as well as to an understanding of colour discrimination in insects.

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GRIBAKIN, F. Cellular Basis of Colour Vision in the Honey Bee. Nature 223, 639–641 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1038/223639b0

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