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Compass magnetoreception in birds arising from photo-induced radical pairs in rotationally disordered cryptochromes

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According to the radical pair model, the magnetic compass sense of migratory birds relies on photochemical transformations in the eye to detect the direction of the geomagnetic field. Magnetically sensitive radical pairs are thought to be generated in cryptochrome proteins contained in magnetoreceptor cells in the retina. A prerequisite of the current model is for some degree of rotational ordering of both the cryptochromes within the cells and of the cells within the retina so that the direc...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1098/rsif.2012.0374

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, RDM, RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MPLS, Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chem
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Publisher:
The Royal Society Publisher's website
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Journal of the Royal Society, Interface Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
77
Pages:
3329-3337
Publication date:
2012-08-21
Acceptance date:
2012-09-02
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EISSN:
1742-5662
ISSN:
1742-5689
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uuid:81db5b55-4766-4856-9f18-9dd543cfd7dc
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350637
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pubs:350637
Paper number:
77

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