Kiwi forego vision in the guidance of their nocturnal activities

Graham Martin, KJ Wilson, JM Wild, S Parsons, MF Kubke, J Corfield

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Abstract

We propose that the Kiwi visual system has undergone adaptive regression evolution driven by the trade-off between the relatively low rate of gain of visual information that is possible at low light levels, and the metabolic costs of extracting that information.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e198
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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