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Cryptochromes-a potential magnetoreceptor: what do we know and what do we want to know?

Liedvogel, Miriam LU and Mouritsen, Henrik (2010) In Journal of the Royal Society Interface 7. p.147-162
Abstract
Cryptochromes have been suggested to be the primary magnetoreceptor molecules underlying light-dependent magnetic compass detection in migratory birds. Here we review and evaluate (i) what is known about these candidate magnetoreceptor molecules, (ii) what characteristics cryptochrome molecules must fulfil to possibly underlie light-dependent, radical pair based magnetoreception, (iii) what evidence supports the involvement of cryptochromes in magnetoreception, and (iv) what needs to be addressed in future research. The review focuses primarily on our knowledge of cryptochromes in the context of magnetoreception.
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night-migratory birds, migration, bird, magnetic sense, orientation and navigation, magnetic compass
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Journal of the Royal Society Interface
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7
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147 - 162
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Royal Society
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1742-5662
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10.1098/rsif.2009.0411.focus
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English
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  author       = {Liedvogel, Miriam and Mouritsen, Henrik},
  issn         = {1742-5662},
  keyword      = {night-migratory birds,migration,bird,magnetic sense,orientation and navigation,magnetic compass},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {147--162},
  publisher    = {Royal Society},
  series       = {Journal of the Royal Society Interface},
  title        = {Cryptochromes-a potential magnetoreceptor: what do we know and what do we want to know?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2009.0411.focus},
  volume       = {7},
  year         = {2010},
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