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What the Salamander Eye Has Been Telling the Vision Scientist’s Brain

Version 1 : Received: 3 March 2020 / Approved: 5 March 2020 / Online: 5 March 2020 (02:51:38 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 16 April 2020 / Approved: 19 April 2020 / Online: 19 April 2020 (08:06:38 CEST)

How to cite: Rozenblit, F.; Gollisch, T. What the Salamander Eye Has Been Telling the Vision Scientist’s Brain. Preprints 2020, 2020030076 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202003.0076.v2). Rozenblit, F.; Gollisch, T. What the Salamander Eye Has Been Telling the Vision Scientist’s Brain. Preprints 2020, 2020030076 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202003.0076.v2).

Abstract

Salamanders have been habitual residents of research laboratories for more than a century, and their history in science is tightly interwoven with vision research. Nevertheless, many vision scientists – even those working with salamanders – may be unaware of how much our knowledge about vision, and particularly the retina, has been shaped by studying salamanders. In this review, we take a tour through the salamander history in vision science, highlighting the main contributions of salamanders to our understanding of the vertebrate retina. We further point out specificities of the salamander visual system and discuss the perspectives of this animal system for future vision research.

Subject Areas

retina; vision; ambystoma; salamander; mudpuppy; axolotl

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Received: 19 April 2020
Commenter: Tim Gollisch
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Added cross-sections of salamander retinas plus word-level editing and corrected reference list.
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