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Protein complexes

A candidate magnetoreceptor

A protein complex found to align with the direction of a magnetic field could be a key piece in the puzzle of how animals detect magnetic fields.

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Figure 1: Schematics of the two main proposed mechanisms for animal magnetoreception.
Figure 2: Schematic (left) and structural model (right) of the putative magnetosensor3.


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