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From: Dynamic plasticity in phototransduction regulates seasonal changes in color perception

Fig. 3

LWS opsin-null fish exhibit defects in phototaxis and mate preference. a LWS −/− fish exhibited impaired negative phototaxis to white light compared to LWS +/+ fish under long day/warm temperature (LW) conditions (*P < 0.05, t-test; mean + SEM, n = 6–12). When white light was switched to red light, LWS −/− fish exhibited light-seeking behavior, whereas LWS +/+ fish continued to exhibit negative phototaxis (**P < 0.01, t-test; mean + SEM, n = 6–12). b Neither LWS +/+ nor LWS −/− fish kept under LW conditions showed a preference for gray model fish (*P > 0.05, t-test; mean + SEM, n = 10–11). LWS +/+ fish preferred orange-red-colored model fish, but this preference was impaired in LWS −/− fish (P < 0.05, t-test; mean + SEM, n = 16–18)

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