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Why Can’t Eye See Anymore?

by Amanda H Wen, Scripps College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Considering the importance of sight for most vertebrate … Continue reading

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Now You See It, Now…Why Do You Need So Many Different Eyes?

by Sara E. Freimuth, Claremont McKenna College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Imagine you have more than just the … Continue reading

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Genetic treasures: blind cavefish who traded eyes for super powered noses

by Vaiva M. Palunas, Scripps College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Cave inhabitants, or troglobites, often look very different from … Continue reading

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New insights into the molecular evolution of snake vision

by: Kennedy A Holland, Claremont McKenna College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Take a look at the photo below and … Continue reading

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Three isn’t enough? A dozen photoreceptor types in Mantis shrimp

By Evelyn Byer (Pitzer College) and Katie Dahl (Claremont McKenna College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. What animal is … Continue reading

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Sponge sneeze: sensing and contracting

By Daniella Dawson Rastelli (Pitzer College) and Dylan Morris (Pitzer College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only.] Sponge contractions, why … Continue reading

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Four eyes are better than two: how proteins show evolutionary adaptation in a four-eyed fish

By Lian Guo (Scripps College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only.] Two eyes are usually considered the norm, probably because … Continue reading

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