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Kiwi forego vison in the guidance of their nocturnal activities

By Graham R. Martin, Kerry-Jayne Wilson, J. Martin Wild, Stuart Parsons, M. Fabiana Kubke and Jeremy Corfield

Abstract

We propose that the Kiwi visual system has undergone adaptive regression evolution driven by the trade-off between the relatively low rate of gain of visual information that is possible at low light levels, and the metabolic costs of extracting that information

Topics: QL Zoology
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bham.ac.uk:56

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