Armed for light sensing

Sambles, Roy
August 2001
Nature;8/23/2001, Vol. 412 Issue 6849, p763
Academic Journal
Deals with the discovery that a species of brittlestar, a group of marine invertebrates known as the Ophiocoma wendtii, possesses a microlens array. Composition of the external skeleton of the brittlestar; Comparison of the species with other types of brittlestars; Details on the construction and operation of the species' microlenses.


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