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Blind cavefish: social butterfly or awkward turtle?

By Nour Bundogji (Pitzer College), Niti Nagar (Claremont McKenna College), and Sachin Shah (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]. … 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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Was blind, but now I see

By Elizabeth Ach (Scripps College) and Tianna Sheih (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.] Retinitis pigmentosa is a … Continue reading

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Function of Eyes in Starfish

By Ethan Bensinger (Pitzer College) and Josh Weiss (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.] Most starfish species possess … Continue reading

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The giant squid problem

Just wanted to give a quick round-up of the recent, intriguing discussion of the (potential) driving mechanism and the function of the eyes of giant squid. If you haven’t seen the paper that started it all you should most definitely … Continue reading

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Shedding light on non-visual photoreceptors

By LeeAnn Louie (Scripps College) and Vanessa Ho (Pomona College) [edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the Claremont Colleges] Photoreceptors are the receptors for visual information and thus, unsurprisingly, are … Continue reading

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Are the eyes of giant squid unusually large?

Giant squid are arguably one of the most fascinating and enigmatic marine organisms. We just don’t know much about their natural history and morphology at all, and the little that we do know makes them even more interesting: their enormous … Continue reading

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