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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
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.bpj.2017.07.031

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
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Grant:
Lichtenberg Professur
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Grant:
FP7/2007‐2013/ERC Grant 340451
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
DOI:
EISSN:
1542-0086
ISSN:
0006-3495
Source identifiers:
710847
Pubs id:
pubs:710847
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uuid:21628613-f9de-446c-9d6d-91ae8f045c30
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pubs:710847
Deposit date:
2017-08-05

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