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Table 1 Comparison of peak wavelength (nanometers) of maximum absorbance for cichlid cone opsin genes expressed in COS cells and reconstituted with 11-cis retinal and visual pigments measured in situ by microspectrophotometry

From: Visual sensitivities tuned by heterochronic shifts in opsin gene expression

Gene SWS1 SWS2b SWS2a RH2b RH2aβ RH2aα LWS
Metriaclima zebra [1] 368 423   484 519 528  
Tilapia [19] 360 425 456 472 518 528 560
Tilapia MSP (this work) 359 ± 6 427 ± 8 456 ± 5 483 ± 9 529 ± 12 595 ± 22
  1. Microspectrophotometry (MSP) data are given as the average ± 1 standard deviation and data for RH2a α and β are analyzed as one group.