Kiwi forego vision in the guidance of their nocturnal activities

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Authors

  • KJ Wilson
  • JM Wild
  • S Parsons
  • MF Kubke
  • J Corfield

Colleges, School and Institutes

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.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e198
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume2
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007