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Kiwi forego vison in the guidance of their nocturnal activities

Martin, Graham R. and Wilson, Kerry-Jayne and Wild, J. Martin and Parsons, Stuart and Kubke, M. Fabiana and Corfield, Jeremy (2007) Kiwi forego vison in the guidance of their nocturnal activities. PLoS ONE, 2 (2).

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Identification Number/DOI: e198.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000198

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.

Type of Work:Article
Date:07 February 2007 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Biosciences
Department:Centre for Ornithology, Biosciences
Subjects:QL Zoology
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Martin et al.
ID Code:56
Refereed:YES
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