Animal Eyes: Filtering Out the Background

Venkata Jayasurya Yallapragada, Benjamin A. Palmer

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Animals use photonic structures in their eyes to form images, enhance sensitivity and provide camouflage. A recent exciting discovery shows that the eyes of some larval mantis shrimp possess photonic crystals that function as color filters to detect bioluminescence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R938-R941
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number19
StatePublished - 7 Oct 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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