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Disruption of magnetic compass orientation in migratory birds by radiofrequency electromagnetic fields

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The radical pair mechanism has been put forward as the basis of the magnetic compass sense of migratory birds. Some of the strongest supporting evidence has come from behavioural experiments in which birds exposed to weak time‐dependent magnetic fields lose their ability to orient in the geomagnetic field. However, conflicting results and scepticism about the requirement for abnormally long quantum coherence lifetimes have cast a shroud of uncertainty over these potentially pivotal studies. U...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.bpj.2017.07.031

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Oxford, MPLS, Chemistry, Physical & Theoretical Chem
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Oxford, MPLS, Chemistry, Physical & Theoretical Chem
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Corpus Christi College
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FP7/2007‐2013/ERC Grant 340451
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Lichtenberg Professur
Publisher:
Biophysical Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Biophysical Journal Journal website
Volume:
113
Issue:
7
Pages:
1475-1484
Publication date:
2017-10-03
Acceptance date:
2017-07-31
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EISSN:
1542-0086
ISSN:
0006-3495
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pubs:710847
URN:
uri:21628613-f9de-446c-9d6d-91ae8f045c30
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uuid:21628613-f9de-446c-9d6d-91ae8f045c30
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pubs:710847
Paper number:
7

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