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Chemical compass model of avian magnetoreception.

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Approximately 50 species, including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, crustaceans and insects, are known to use the Earth's magnetic field for orientation and navigation. Birds in particular have been intensively studied, but the biophysical mechanisms that underlie the avian magnetic compass are still poorly understood. One proposal, based on magnetically sensitive free radical reactions, is gaining support despite the fact that no chemical reaction in vitro has been shown to respo...

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10.1038/nature06834

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Henbest, KB More by this author
Cintolesi, F More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
453
Issue:
7193
Pages:
387-390
Publication date:
2008-05-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:51fd9624-1547-42b8-b7e9-dc2c134e3e28
Source identifiers:
34216
Local pid:
pubs:34216

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