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The radical-pair mechanism of magnetoreception

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Although it has been known for almost half a century that migratory birds can detect the direction of the Earth's magnetic field, the primary sensory mechanism behind this remarkable feat is still unclear. The leading hypothesis centres on radical pairs — magnetically sensitive chemical intermediates formed by photoexcitation of cryptochrome proteins in the retina. Our primary aim here is to explain the chemical and physical aspects of the radical pair mechanism to biologists and the biologic...

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Published
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Not peer reviewed

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10.1146/annurev-biophys-032116-094545

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University of Oxford
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Corpus Christi College
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Hore, P
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FA9550-14-1-0095
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Hore, P
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FA9550-14-1-0095
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Hore, P
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FA9550-14-1-0095
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Hore, P
Grant:
FA9550-14-1-0095
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Annual Reviewes Publisher's website
Journal:
Annual Review of Biophysics Journal website
Volume:
45
Pages:
299-344
Publication date:
2016-05-01
Acceptance date:
2016-04-27
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ISSN:
1936-122X and 1936-1238
Source identifiers:
619126
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English
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2016-08-12

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