Seeing Beyond Violet: UV Cones Guide High-Resolution Prey-Capture Behavior in Fish

Johan Westö, Petri Ala-Laurila*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

How can fish see tiny underwater prey invisible to human eyes? In this issue of Neuron, Yoshimatsu et al. (2020) show that ultraviolet light and a rich set of fine-tuned anatomical and neural specializations originating in ultraviolet-sensitive cones underlie high-resolution prey-capture behavior in larval zebrafish.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-209
Number of pages3
JournalNeuron
Volume107
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • cone
  • larval zebrafish
  • prey-capture behavior
  • retina
  • UV-light
  • vision
  • visual acuity

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