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A light-dependent magnetoreception mechanism insensitive to light intensity and polarization

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Billions of migratory birds navigate thousands of kilometres every year aided by a magnetic compass sense the biophysical mechanism of which is unclear. One leading hypothesis is that absorption of light by specialised photoreceptors in the retina produces short‐lived chemical intermediates known as radical pairs whose chemistry is sensitive to tiny magnetic interactions. A potentially serious but largely ignored obstacle to this theory is how directional information derived from the Earth’s ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rsif.2017.0405

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
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Lichtenberg Professur
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Royal Society Publisher's website
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Interface Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
134
Article number:
20170405
Publication date:
2017-09-06
Acceptance date:
2017-08-10
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1742-5662
ISSN:
1742-5689
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713158
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2017-08-10

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