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Mammalian vision: rods are a bargain.

Warrant, Eric LU (2009) In Current Biology 19(2). p.69-71
Abstract
To maintain resting potentials in darkness, rod and cone photoreceptors incur a significant energy cost. But in brighter light, rods become energetically 'cheaper' than cones, which might explain the evolution of the vertebrate duplex retina.
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69 - 71
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1879-0445
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10.1016/j.cub.2008.11.031
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English
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  author       = {Warrant, Eric},
  issn         = {1879-0445},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {69--71},
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  series       = {Current Biology},
  title        = {Mammalian vision: rods are a bargain.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2008.11.031},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2009},
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